News: sustainability

Firefighters' gift is a boon for zoo's simian senior citizens

In case you needed another reason to love firefighters: They're now helping senior-citizen primates at the Oregon Zoo kick back in style. This month, the Clackamas Fire District donated around 2,000 feet of decommissioned fire hose to the Oregon Zoo, where a pair of creative keepers is turning the hose into hammocks for 54-year-old orangutan Inji and gibbons Phyllis and Duffy.

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August 25, 2014

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use... Read More

July 31, 2014

Bring your trunks! Zoo elephants enjoy family swim

As temperatures at the Oregon Zoo soared near the 100-degree mark last week, Asian elephant Rose-Tu did what a lot of moms do on hot afternoons: took her kids for a... Read More

July 8, 2014

Zoolala fundraiser features eco-friendly eats, sweets

This year's Zoolala benefit, taking place July 19 at the Oregon Zoo, will showcase some the Northwest's finest food, the world's most interesting animals and a... Read More

July 7, 2014

New game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this... Read More

June 24, 2014

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Asian elephants, African wild dogs and Sumatran orangutans are three of the most beloved animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the wild, they share a more troubling... Read More

May 14, 2014