News: new zoo

California condors land in Portland

On Wednesday morning, two hydraulic doors opened inside the Oregon Zoo's new Condors of the Columbia habitat following a cue from a keeper radio call: "Release the krakens."

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April 10, 2014

'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual salute to pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 — and this year's event offers a chance to see... Read More

April 9, 2014

Crews unearth zoo history during 'Forest Hall' excavation

Construction workers at the Oregon Zoo unearthed an enormous chunk of history last week, excavating and removing the Eisenhower-era concrete moat that had encircled... Read More

April 4, 2014

Citizens' oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More

March 21, 2014

True grit: Zoo searches world for perfect 'elephant sand'

When Rose-Tu, Lily and the rest of Portland's elephant family ambled into a portion of their new digs at the Oregon Zoo this week, they were taking a big step into... Read More

February 26, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More

February 26, 2014