Exhibits

Africa Savanna

Giraffe, hippo and rhino browse and graze along riverbanks and water holes. It's not all mega fauna on the savanna. The Egyptian spiny mouse and the Marabou stork play a role in the savanna ecosystem...

Ambassador animals

You won't see these animals in any exhibit, but you can get up close and personal with them at the zoo's educational demonstrations. Snakes, hedgehogs and ferrets all reside in the zoo as educational ambassadors...

Black Bear Ridge

A 100-foot suspension bridge carries visitors into Black Bear Ridge where bears climb steep slopes and towering Douglas fir trees. Bobcats share the ridge, and can be seen napping in hollow logs or on suspended platforms. This quiet forest trail setting allows visitors to watch these Northwest natives in their natural habitat...

Botanical collection

In 2011, the Oregon Zoo received funding from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to provide visitors with more information on the zoo's expansive botanical collection. Funds from this grant helped purchase more than 1,200 durable botanical signs, dotting 14 exhibits across 64 acres...

Cascade Crest

This rocky landscape, the first exhibit zoo visitors see, replicates alpine habitat in the Cascade Mountains. Mountain goats traverse its ledges and watch the humans passing through the zoo's main gate...

Chimpanzees

Thanks to a community supported bond, chimpanzees will move to Primate Forest, a new larger and more natural habitat opening in 2020. With more interesting and stimulating indoor and outdoor spaces, chimps will have many more choices about where to spend each day and whether to live in family groups or separately, much as they do in the wild...

Cougar Crossing

These big cats are long-range jumpers. Cougar Crossing challenges them with rock wall ledges, vertical perches and many areas to climb, explore and find shelter. You can often find the cougars napping and grooming in their heated shelter with an up-close view at the window...

Eagle Canyon

Bald eagles and coho salmon – two of the Pacific Northwest's iconic species – thrill visitors here. Eagle Canyon replicates a Northwest watershed, from forest canopy to lava tube, and from waterfall to stream bottom...

Elephant Lands

A world-class home for a world-famous elephant family Elephant Lands is designed to support the natural dynamics of Asian elephant society. Feeding stations, mud wallows and water features, including a 160,000-gallon pool, encourage elephants to be active 14-16 hours a day, just as they would in their range countries. Indoor areas with state-of-the-art heating and ventilation systems let the zoo'...

Family Farm

Valleys of the Pacific Northwest contain some of the nation’s richest farmland. At the Trillium Creek Family Farm, visitors can get up close to goats and chickens. The Trillium Creek Family Farm also offers teenagers a hands-on experience in farm operations and animal care...

Howard Vollum Aviary

Walk into this replica of an African rainforest where birds fly, nest and sing in lush plantings all around you. The more you watch, the more you see. Later, enjoy the view from above in the AfriCafe, which overlooks the aviary...

Insect Zoo

Video of New Insect Zoo opens at Oregon Zoo They're pollinators, they power the food chain and they help keep our environment healthy. In many ways, bugs rule our planet. At the new Insect Zoo, located in the Education Center, guests can explore the fascinating world of insects, arachnids and other arthropods, and discover that small things matter...

Penguinarium

Native to the coast of Peru and Chile are Humboldt penguins and Inca terns. At the zoo they swim and dive in the currents and waves. Look below the water line to watch penguins torpedoing past; above the water line, they waddle, considerably more slowly, along walkways. A new water filtration system installed in 2011 saves 7 million gallons of water each year in this Pacific Ocean habitat...

Polar Bears

Polar bears do not currently live at the Oregon Zoo. The polar bear habitat is being redesigned to create a more enriching experience both for bears and visitors, and will reopen as Polar Passage in 2020. Learn more about this community-funded project. Polar bears range across 1 million miles of land and ocean sea ice...

Red Ape Reserve

White-cheeked gibbons swing overhead as they range indoors and out in this exhibit, which replicates the challenges and opportunities of their native Southeast Asian rainforest habitat. Visitors also learn about ongoing conservation work, primates' physical adaptations such as long arms and short thumbs, and research on orangutan intelligence. Orangutans are currently off-view...

Steller Cove

Ocean kelp forests are home to sea otters and harbor seals. Steller Cove replicates the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast with its tide pools, blowholes, kelp forests and rocky sea stacks. Tide pool residents include anemones, sea stars, crabs, rockfish and urchins...

Wildlife Garden

The Wildlife Garden is located next to the Education Center. Visitors learn how to protect and encourage pollinators, discover critters that help make compost and view native flowers that provide habitat and food for wildlife...

Wildlife Live

Summer days at the zoo offer an opportunity to experience zoo animals in a dynamic way. Throughout each day, staff present wildlife demonstrations at Tiger Plaza to amaze and inspire audiences...