News: sustainability

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

Zoo releases 1,183 endangered butterflies into wild

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab successfully released the last of this season's 1,183 zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterfly pupae this week. A dozen... Read More

August 24, 2012

Zoo hosts orangutan conservation workshop

The Oregon Zoo is hosting the sixth annual Orangutan Species Survival Plan workshop Aug. 20-23, bringing some of the world's leading experts to Portland to address... Read More

August 17, 2012

Zoo Doo is back

The Oregon Zoo is once again offering Zoo Doo to the public. Zoo Doo is produced from herbivore manure and bedding – much of it courtesy of the prolific pachyderms... Read More

July 24, 2012

Zoo to implement non-smoking policy May 26

The Oregon Zoo is going smoke-free. Starting May 26, the use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, will be prohibited on zoo grounds as part of a wider policy... Read More

May 16, 2012