News: sustainability

Palm oil and candy: A wildlife-friendly Halloween guide

It's spooky how much palm oil is in Halloween candy. It's the world's most popular vegetable oil, used in sweets ranging from chocolate to gummies.

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October 26, 2016

Zoo butterfly lab is on track for an egg-ceptional year

The Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab was aflutter with activity this week as egg-laying season for the Oregon silverspot drew to a close. Over the past month... Read More

October 7, 2016

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016

Oregon Zoo earns national conservation award for turtle program

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning another prestigious award from the Association of Zoos and... Read More

September 16, 2016

Zoo animals and visitors now eat ocean-friendly seafood

Seafood served at the zoo is now ocean-friendly thanks to a new partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Last month, the zoo became a... Read More

July 25, 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