Canceled: Pub Talk: Up Close and Personal With Cougars and Bears

March 25, 2020 - 07:00pm
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We care about you!

The Pub Talk scheduled for March 25 has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution for the health of everyone involved. The Oregon Zoo and Metro are working closely with the Oregon Health Authority and the county public health agencies to ensure we are following the most up-to-date guidance related to COVID-19. While there is no recommendation to cancel meetings of fewer than 250 people at this time, we do know people at higher risk of getting sick should avoid non-essential gatherings. As excited as we are to share the Pub Talk experience with you, we want to do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy. We don’t know when we will be able to reschedule this event, so we are refunding pre-purchased tickets. Please stay tuned to oregonzoo.org for more events in the future.



Learn about wildlife field conservation over dinner and drinks at the zoo! 

Get to know your wildlife neighbors! At this Pub Talk, you'll learn little-known facts about how bears and cougars live, experience their surroundings and interact with each other—as well as humans.

Rich Beausoleil is the statewide Bear and Cougar Specialist with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and he has worked with cougars and bears for 22 years. He believes there's always more to learn, but one thing's for sure: attending this discussion will give you a whole new understanding of these fascinating animals.

Oregon Zoo Pub Talks are fun, educational events that help support the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife through animal welfare, education and conservation programs. Pub Talks connect you with experts who are actively working on species recovery efforts. Each month, these conservation, animal care or wildlife science professionals share their knowledge and experience saving animals across the planet, from the forests of Borneo to the skies and seas of the Pacific Northwest.

Pub Talks are held in the Cascade Crest building, with food and beverages available for purchase at the Cascade Grill. We encourage you to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.


Thanks to the generosity of Oregon Zoo members and donors, Pub Talks are sponsored by the Oregon Zoo Foundation.