News: sustainability

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

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