News: sustainability

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 Energy and Environmental Design — an internationally recognized benchmark for sustainable building practices.

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July 11, 2016

Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May... Read More

May 18, 2016

5 reasons why Oregon Zoo gets food sustainability right

Every day, visitors and staff are supporting the community and wildlife conservation through the Oregon Zoo's restaurants and concession stands.

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March 11, 2016

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

March 9, 2016

5 wildlife-friendly spring cleaning tips

Cleaning usually means removing stuff you don't want - like a stain, dust or clutter. Here are five ways to get rid of things without making them nature's problem.... Read More

March 7, 2016

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments.

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December 23, 2015