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About the Oregon Zoo

The 64-acre Oregon Zoo is located in Portland, a city and surrounding metropolitan area of 2.26 million people. Annual attendance is more than 1.5 million, making the zoo the top paid attraction in the Pacific Northwest. 

About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

The nonprofit Oregon Zoo Foundation enhances community involvement with the zoo through member-based and individual giving support. Each year it contributes approximatley $5 million to help fund the zoo's critical work in conservation, education and animal welfare.

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Zoo news

Find out the latest happenings at the Oregon Zoo. 

Sustainability at the zoo

With ongoing renovations to existing facilities and with every new exhibit or system, the zoo aims to be a model of sustainable conservation of natural resources.

Employment at the zoo

The Oregon Zoo is governed and operated by Metro, the Portland regional government, which posts job openings on its website. The zoo also offers internships on an as-needed basis.

Contact the zoo

Get in touch with us! You can also join the zoo's email list to stay up-to-date on new arrivals, exhibits, events and more.