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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 Oregon Zoo Foundation, the zoo's philanthropic partner, plays an integral role in supporting the zoo's animal welfare, conservation and education programs. Since its inception in 1997, the foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has rasied more than $84 million for the zoo's top priorities.

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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.

Visit help center

Plan your visit, find out more information about membership and locate answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.