News: sustainability

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

ZooTeens win national polar bear contest

The Conservation Crew, a team of three Oregon Zoo ZooTeen volunteers and a staff adviser, are the grand-prize winners of this year’s Project Polar Bear contest,... Read More

April 24, 2012

Oregon Zoo to open new Veterinary Medical Center Jan. 19

The new Veterinary Medical Center has been designed to meet the needs of the zoo’s diverse residents, whether they be tiny turtles, long-limbed orangutans or prickly... Read More

January 13, 2012

Zoo’s ‘light-bulb moment’: Use LEDs to go green with holiday light displays

If you’ve been thinking of switching out your old holiday lights for some energy-saving LEDs, the Oregon Zoo has a sweet offer for you.

Read More
December 1, 2011

Metro Council approves plan for implementing Oregon Zoo bond projects

In a decision hailed as great news for Oregon Zoo animals and visitors alike, the Metro Council today voted unanimously to approve early phase designs for new animal... Read More

September 22, 2011