Endangered Species Day

May 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 03:00pm

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Oregon Zoo!

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 African wild dogs, sea otters, California condors and Asian elephants.

Schedule

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Visit the Butterfly Lab where keepers will be sharing our butterfly conservation program. Volunteers will be in Rainforest Plaza to direct you to the lab.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Teddy Grahams will be in the Entry Plaza in celebration of Bear Awareness Week.
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Students from Catlin Gabel School will host fun activities at the giraffe and mountain goat exhibits, and at the new sites for our upcoming rhino and primate habitats. 
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Wolfways and Oregon Wild will share all the amazing ways wolves help the environment in the Nature Exploration Station.
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Wildlife experts from the National Wildlife Federation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be on site with activities about endangered species in the Northwest and actions visitors can take to help them.
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District will sharing information about Pacific lamprey and the important role they play in river ecosystems.

Other opportunities to learn about endangered species, including keeper talks, will be available throughout the day.

Free with zoo admission.

Parking is $2/hour or $8/day, and lots tend to fill up quickly—so taking public transport is encouraged. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit Trimet for fare and route information.