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About the Oregon Zoo

Together for wildlife

The Oregon Zoo connects our community to the wonder of wildlife to create a better future for all. Located on 64 forested acres in Portland’s Washington Park, we are a hub for science, conservation, education and animal well-being delivering the highest quality of care to 165 species and subspecies.

We are one of the most visited cultural landmarks in the Pacific Northwest, with around 1.5 million visits each year—inspiring guests and community members of all ages, abilities and backgrounds by creating safe, welcoming spaces. Through their tickets and memberships, as well as support from the Oregon Zoo Foundation, we are able to make a difference for wildlife at home and around the world. Our community’s support helps us protect more than 20 endangered and threatened species — from California condors to Oregon silverspot butterflies.

Community supported since 1888, we are part of Metro, greater Portland’s regional government.

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Meet our leadership team

While advancing the mission is everyone's job, these are the leaders responsible for guiding the zoo at the highest level. 

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 raised more than $96 million for the zoo's top priorities. Learn more


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


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