Endangered Species Day

May 19, 2018 - 09:30am to 04:00pm

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Oregon Zoo.

Join us for fun and interactive activities from our U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specialists and educators, who will be teaching visitors at various stations throughout the NESt about endangered butterflies, endangered fish, ending the trade in endangered species wildlife trafficking and the recovery success story of bald eagles.

There will be a special opportunity for guests to visit our butterfly lab from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Butterfly keepers will be educating visitors about our lab and showing them the important conservation work being done there for rare local butterflies.

Endangered Species Day at the zoo is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and what everyday actions can be taken to make sure those species survive. The Oregon Zoo is home to 50 endangered animals, including sea otters, California condors and Asian elephants.

Today’s schedule includes: 

9:45 a.m. Mountain goat browse and keeper chat
10 a.m. Salmon/bull trout feed and keeper chat
10:30 a.m. Pond turtle activity and keeper chat
11 a.m. Condor keeper chat
11:30 a.m. Sea otter feed and keeper chat
1 p.m. Black bear enrichment/scatter feed/chat
2 p.m. Chimp keepers will talk a bit about the illegal pet trade and orangutan keepers will talk about the palm oil crisis
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Butterfly lab pathway open, various keeper chats about our butterflies throughout the day

Come to the zoo to learn more about how the Oregon Zoo is creating a better future for endangered animals.

Cost: Free with zoo admission