About the Oregon Zoo

The 64-acre Oregon Zoo is located in Portland, a city and surrounding metropolitan area of 2.26 million people. Attendance in 2011 exceeded 1.6 million.

About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

The nonprofit Oregon Zoo Foundation enhances community involvement with the zoo, primarily through member-based support. Each year it contributes between $4 and $5 million to help fund the zoo's work in conservation, education and animal welfare.

Media resources

Zoo News


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.

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