News: new zoo

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

Zoo polar bears will use 'slinky' to warm up elephants

Polar bears like it cool, elephants like it warm and the Oregon Zoo likes it sustainable. Now, zoo construction crews have begun work on a project that will let... Read More

September 3, 2014

Native American totem poles restored, reinstalled at zoo

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

August 28, 2014