News: ZooTracks

'Endless summer' is over for 19 endangered turtles

Since last September, the turtles basked in the warmth and light of a simulated summer in the zoo's conservation lab, growing large enough to have a fighting chance in the wild. Today, with the help of its conservation partners and local wildlife agencies, the zoo returned these endangered reptiles to the wild in the Columbia River Gorge

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May 13, 2015

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

Zoo to illuminate holidays with 1.5 million colorful lights

The Oregon Zoo invites visitors to brighten their holiday nights at ZooLights, where sparkling lights and brilliant hues transform the zoo into a winter wonderland.... Read More

November 12, 2013

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