News: new zoo

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 prevent suffering due to an aggressive cancer.

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November 18, 2016

Zoo asks community to help shape new polar bear habitat

As excitement builds over the imminent debut of Nora, the young polar bear who arrived here from Ohio recently, the Oregon Zoo is looking for some help designing her... Read More

October 4, 2016

Iconic Portland artwork gets a second life at zoo

After nearly 20 years spent languishing in obscurity, a classic Portland artwork is set to return to the public eye.

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August 16, 2016

Zoo's new Elephant Lands earns LEED Gold certification

Elephant Lands, a world-class home for Portland's world-famous Asian elephant family, earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in... Read More

July 11, 2016

All aboard! Free rides May 27 as zoo train resumes service

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in nearly six months Friday. Officially, the train won't resume operations until the weekend,... Read More

May 26, 2016

Zoo's Elephant Lands is named project of the year

Elephant Lands, a visionary home for Portland's beloved Asian elephant family, garnered three major honors last night — including Project of the Year — at the Daily... Read More

May 6, 2016