News: sustainability

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

ZooLights gets greener for Silver Anniversary

ZooLights is both brighter and greener this year. The Oregon Zoo's spectacular holiday light festival, now in its 25th year, continues upgrading its displays with an... Read More

December 21, 2012

Penguins make big splash at zoo homecoming

Flightless birds aren’t typically migratory, but don’t tell that to the 16 Humboldt penguins making their home at the Oregon Zoo. For much of the past two years, the... Read More

November 14, 2012

Oregon Zoo wins three national awards for conservation, environmental efforts

The Oregon Zoo received three prestigious awards from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the country Wednesday — two for conservation work on behalf of... Read More

September 25, 2012