News: new zoo

New form of lumber makes debut at Elephant Lands

In a state famous for its timber industry, a new form of lumber is making its debut at an Oregon Zoo construction project. A visitor center at the Oregon Zoo's under-construction Elephant Lands habitat is believed to be the first in Oregon to use cross-laminated timber.

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January 12, 2015

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014

Testing the waters at Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands

The new elephant pool passes its first test, setting the stage for big splash in 2015.

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December 10, 2014

All aboard! Free rides this weekend as zoo train returns

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in more than a year this weekend. Officially, the train won't resume operations until ZooLights... Read More

November 20, 2014

Locomotives return; New route on track for Nov. debut

Folks on their daily commute along I-5 or Highway 26 this morning may have been surprised to see an old-fashioned steam locomotive zipping along in the lane next to... Read More

October 23, 2014

Two Native American totem poles restored, reinstalled at zoo

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history have reappeared on the zoo campus — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than... Read More

October 16, 2014