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Oregon Zoo statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease

This week, the White House began a process to auction off drilling sites in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — letting oil and gas companies pick which parts of the pristine landscape they want to drill in. Read More
November 18, 2020

ZooLights is on! Display will open as a drive-thru experience

A lot will be different this holiday season, but one Northwest tradition is still a go: ZooLights, presented by U.S. Bank, opens Nov. 22 at the Oregon Zoo, showcasing a... Read More
November 18, 2020

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Heather Brittingham

Vet tech Heather Brittingham joined the Oregon Zoo in March 2019. She proudly identifies as a “laboratory nerd” and enjoys the challenges and puzzles she encounters in a... Read More
November 5, 2020

Chimps explore their new digs at the zoo's Primate Forest

Construction of Primate Forest, the Oregon Zoo's ambitious new habitat for chimpanzees and orangutans, is nearly complete, and the chimps are already making themselves... Read More
October 29, 2020

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects. Read More
October 26, 2020

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Howloween

Some of the world's largest land animals demolished a couple of the area's largest pumpkins this morning, during the Oregon Zoo's 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 23, 2020
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