News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

'UNO' celebrates 15 years of bringing kids to nature

Since launching in 2000, UNO has provided camping trips for 4,561 urban youths, and school-year programming for 1,054 urban youths. The program, designed to actively engage historically under-represented Portland area youth in outdoor recreation and conservation, is a partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and other community partners.

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May 21, 2015

Elephant family moves into huge indoor digs

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in zoo history, reached a big milestone yesterday as crews completed work on the new... Read More

May 19, 2015

'Endless summer' is over for 19 endangered turtles

Since last September, the turtles basked in the warmth and light of a simulated summer in the zoo's conservation lab, growing large enough to have a fighting chance... Read More

May 13, 2015

Field trips get boost from Oregon College Savings Plan

As springtime arrives at the Oregon Zoo, the rows of bright yellow school buses can seem as ubiquitous as daffodils. Around 75,000 local students visit the zoo from... Read More

May 7, 2015

'Condor cams' offer rare peek at fuzzy month-old chick

The images are high-def and crystal clear, but the chick still looks fuzzy. Oregon Zoo videographer Michael Durham believes he has captured some of the clearest... Read More

May 6, 2015

Zoo joins fight to save world's smallest elephants

With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to... Read More

March 10, 2015