News: sustainability

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

ZooLights gets greener - and more colorful too

Since 2000, the Oregon Zoo has been upgrading its spectacular holiday light display with an eye to the future — gradually switching from conventional incandescent... Read More

December 10, 2013

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

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 26-27, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and... Read More

October 16, 2013

Survey reveals rare bumblebee on Mt. Hood

If you ate a Willamette Valley-grown tomato or pepper before the mid-'90s, there's a good chance it was pollinated by the western bumblebee. The inch-long, white-... Read More

September 18, 2013

International experts call for polar bear emergency plans

Although the world's largest land carnivore is capable of devouring nearly anything it encounters — from whales to lemmings — it cannot survive indefinitely without... Read More

February 26, 2013