Pub Talk: Training Orangutans in Borneo to Improve Welfare

February 19, 2020 - 07:00pm

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

Recently, Oregon Zoo's primate keepers traveled to Borneo to help train staff and orangutans at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. The team worked with both non-releasable adult orangutans, as well as younger animals who may one day return to their native forests.

Hear about the successes and challenges that this project encountered, and the ways in which this important work promotes improved animal welfare—as well as how you can support and get involved with future projects. 

Purchase tickets here!

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.

Join us for a drink and a behind the scenes look at the Oregon Zoo’s conservation efforts!

When to arrive: 

Pub Talks begin at 7 p.m., but we advise arriving early—settle in, get a drink and something to eat, and enjoy the evening! 

  • 5:30 p.m.: Doors open
  • 5:30 to 7:30 pm.: The Cascade Grill is open
  • 6 to 7 p.m.: Edutainment and trivia
  • 7 to 8 pm.: Pub Talk presentation

Get your tickets online here.

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