News: sustainability

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Of the roughly 230 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates living at the zoo, more than 50 are endangered or threatened. On Saturday... Read More

May 11, 2015

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

April 1, 2015

Stunning aerial pics offer peek at zoo's new Elephant Lands

Just out of view of visitors, the biggest project in Oregon Zoo history is taking shape.

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March 3, 2015

Zoo Doo compost will be offered to public this winter

For local gardeners, tantalized by the prospect of an early spring, the Oregon Zoo has just the stuff to get you growing: free poop.

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February 4, 2015

New form of lumber makes debut at Elephant Lands

In a state famous for its timber industry, a new form of lumber is making its debut at an Oregon Zoo construction project. A visitor center at the Oregon Zoo's under... Read More

January 12, 2015