News: new zoo

New zoo stage offers better views for concert fans

Music fans will notice two big improvements on the Oregon Zoo concert lawn this year: better views of the performers onstage and some amazing pre-show looks at the zoo's famous family of elephants.

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July 9, 2014

Bring your trunks! Zoo elephants enjoy family swim

As temperatures at the Oregon Zoo soared near the 100-degree mark last week, Asian elephant Rose-Tu did what a lot of moms do on hot afternoons: took her kids for a... Read More

July 8, 2014

Walls go up for largest building in zoo history

Construction crews reached a turning point on Elephant Lands today as the most challenging tall walls of the new indoor holding area were completed. With its solid... Read More

June 30, 2014

Trains leave station: new zoo route on track for fall debut

Two of the Oregon Zoo's historic train cars made their longest trips in half a decade this week. The Old West–inspired Centennial steam locomotive and the sleek,... Read More

June 11, 2014

Zoo elephants won't know where to find their next meal

Soon the Oregon Zoo's famous family of elephants won't know where their next meal is coming from. And that's a good thing, animal experts say. "In Southeast Asian... Read More

June 6, 2014

Summer at the zoo: Longer hours, new exhibit

As the Oregon Zoo switches to summer hours this weekend, visitors will be treated to some new viewing opportunities. Starting Saturday, May 24, the zoo's gates will... Read More

May 23, 2014