News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

Zoo set to illuminate holidays at annual ZooLights

A holiday tradition is back. Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights will illuminate the Oregon Zoo during its 27th annual ZooLights, presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and the Oregon College Savings Plan. This year's display, which runs through Jan. 4, features the much-anticipated return of the ZooLights train ride on an all-new route through the zoo.

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November 17, 2015

Zoo awards $21k in grants for Northwest conservation

Monarch butterflies, pygmy rabbits, Olympic mudminnows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo... Read More

November 13, 2015

Wildlife workshop at zoo aims to get the lead out

The workshop aims to provide an interactive forum where Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals can learn about and discuss the effects of lead on the area's... Read More

November 1, 2015

$280K in grants to boost vision for zoo's new ed center

Two significant grants awarded recently will support the Oregon Zoo's new conservation education center, set to open in 2017.

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October 23, 2015

'Endless summer' is over for 12 endangered turtles

Fall officially came yesterday for most of us, but for 12 western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo, a yearlong summer finally drew to an end today.

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September 24, 2015

Oregon Zoo breaks ground on new education center

A crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren joined forces with a 30-ton excavator today, as the Oregon Zoo broke ground on its next major campus improvement: a new... Read More

September 1, 2015