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Oregon Zoo wins national awards for excellence ... again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums — one for conservation work on behalf of imperiled California condors and another recognizing excellence in exhibit design for Elephant Lands.

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September 12, 2017

Zoo's new Education Center earns 'Top Project' awards

For the second year in a row, the Oregon Zoo earned three major honors at the Daily Journal of Commerce's annual TopProjects ceremony, held at the Oregon Convention... Read More

May 19, 2017

Citizen-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

April 13, 2017

Public invited to opening of zoo's new Education Center

Oregon Zoo visitors can meet Smokey Bear and get their first look inside the zoo's new Education Center this weekend at open houses March 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4... Read More

February 23, 2017

Dr. Bugs to kick off Wildlife Talks series at Oregon Zoo

Renowned ecologist, wildlife photographer and insect expert Mark E. Moffett will be at the Oregon Zoo March 4 talking bugs. Moffett — known to fans as Dr. Bugs —... Read More

February 23, 2017

Zoo mourns Tasul, one of world's oldest polar bears

Tasul, a polar bear known for her easygoing personality and groundbreaking contributions to conservation science, was humanely euthanized today to... Read More

November 18, 2016