News: ZooTracks

All aboard! Free rides May 27 as zoo train resumes service

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in nearly six months Friday. Officially, the train won't resume operations until the weekend, but the Oregon Zoo is inviting visitors to ride the rails for free on Friday, May 27.

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May 26, 2016

ZAP celebrates 15 years of training teens, linking community

Now in its 15th year, the Zoo Animal Presenter program is the same age as some of its newest members. The three-year, paid internship program at the Oregon Zoo... Read More

May 14, 2014

Countless miles and smiles: Senior Zoomobile turns 35

The Oregon Zoo's Senior Zoomobile, now in its 35th year, has reached tens of thousands of people throughout its history, bringing animals and inspiration to... Read More

May 14, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More

February 26, 2014

Oregon Zoo turns 125, unveils online photo gallery

The Oregon Zoo is celebrating its "quasquicentennial" — or 125th anniversary — today by looking back at the past century and a quarter through the eyes of its... Read More

November 7, 2013

From camper to conservation biologist

It’s no exaggeration to say Lisa Cavola grew up at the Oregon Zoo. A zoo camper from age five through 13 and a four-year ZooTeen volunteer, she credits those... Read More

October 31, 2013