Virtual encounters

We're Oregon Zoo-ming!

Make your next virtual meet-up a truly wild event! Invite one of the Oregon Zoo's residents to join your group, and an animal caregiver will also be on hand to answer questions. Whether it's a business meeting or social occasion, a virtual visit from our ambassadors is sure to create a memorable experience. Reserve your encounter here!

 

  • Experience length: 15 minutes
  • Location: Any platform compatible with a smartphone: i.e., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting. Meeting invite sent by client.
  • Two time slots are available per day: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Only one program per timeslot.
  • All times listed are Pacific Standard Time
  • Accessibility note: in English

All animals have the choice to participate in these experiences and benefit from the stimulation. Any program involving our resident animals is subject to change or cancellation based on the animals' choices and needs. Occasionally, they may decide not to take part in some activities (or take a nap instead). If this happens, we'll do our best to accommodate with a new time or different animal. Thanks in advance for sharing the zoo's commitment to animal welfare and choice.

Join the band

Let Max, our resident three-banded armadillo, roll her way into your meeting and learn about armadillo adaptations.

Otterly adorable

Keep it close to home and say hello to our North American river otters while learning about their special care.

Hangin' with a Hornbill

Take a virtual trip to Africa, join our Southern ground hornbill Zuberi and hear stories from his caretaker.

Tall Talks

Bring your meeting to another level! Meet one of our resident giraffes and find out more about their special adaptations.

Look whoooo's watching

Meet one of the zoo's owl residents, explore their role in pop culture and learn about their unique and amazing characteristics.

Elephant experience

Want to talk about the elephant in the (virtual) room? Now you can! Meet a member of our resident elephant herd and hear about elephant conservation efforts and learn how you can help.

Shell of a good time

Meet a scaly tortoise friend and find out more about how these animals are adapted to live in different habitats and how we care for them here at the Oregon Zoo.

Hang time with Josie

Slow down for Josie, the two-toed sloth. Zen out as she crunches some snacks and learn from Josie's caretakers how she came to the zoo. Like all sloths, she moves at her own pace, so bring a little patience!

Prehensile-tailed porcupine

Get to know Bebeto, the prehensile-tailed porcupine. This South American quilly creature will bring some of the rainforest into your virtual meeting room.

Seal of approval

Our harbor seals will show off their playful side and delight your team with their seally personalities. You'll see some of their amazing natural behaviors and learn how we care for them here at the Oregon Zoo.

Painting with a parrot

Enrich your video meeting with a parrot who paints. Watch Pele the blue and gold macaw create an artistic masterpiece while hearing about his special care and training.

Penguins on patrol

There's nothing fishy about this virtual visit! Meet the Humboldt penguins and learn all about these waddling zoo ambassadors from the penguin caretakers.

Toucan do it!

With a colorful beak and big personality, Oshi the toco toucan will brighten up your screen while you talk with his caretaker.

Leaping lemur

Leap (virtually) into the lemur habitat for a special opportunity to learn all about the zoo's resident lemur troops. They'll be sure to keep the meeting movin'!