News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

Zoo 'ZAP' program turns 21 with an assist from First Tech

Now in its 21st year, the Zoo Animal Presenter program, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, is older than some of its graduates. The three-year, paid internship program at the Oregon Zoo primarily serves youth of color and youth from low-income families, providing mentored work experience. Read More
September 22, 2020

Dub the cub: Help name the zoo's red panda baby

Mei Mei's red panda cub has begun venturing outside, and Oregon Zoo keepers say it's time for the little guy to get a name. That's where you come in! Read More
September 17, 2020

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Banfield's Dr. Marissa Rothenbaum

Dr. Rothenbaum, senior manager of veterinary quality for Banfield Pet Hospital, shares her thoughts on spending more time with pets during a pandemic and the importance... Read More
August 19, 2020

Zoo Animal Presenter becomes a teacher

Olesya Tipikina was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4. Growing up, she had a passion for the outdoors and... Read More
July 15, 2020

Oregon Zoo set to reopen with added safety measures

After closing for nearly four months to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Oregon Zoo plans to reopen this week, welcoming back visitors for the first time since mid-... Read More
July 6, 2020

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Margot Monti

A “typical” day at work is anything but typical for Oregon Zoo veterinary technician Margot Monti. From giving a western pond turtle a CT scan to helping keepers train a... Read More
June 24, 2020