News: ZooTracks

Zoo works to promote a Northwest condor comeback

It’s an exciting time of year at the zoo’s Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, where each new California condor chick represents a step toward saving an endangered species. Read More
May 21, 2020

ZAP celebrates 15 years of training teens, linking community

Now in its 15th year, the Zoo Animal Presenter program is the same age as some of its newest members. The three-year, paid internship program at the Oregon Zoo serves... Read More
May 14, 2014

Countless miles and smiles: Senior Zoomobile turns 35

The Oregon Zoo's Senior Zoomobile, now in its 35th year, has reached tens of thousands of people throughout its history, bringing animals and inspiration to audiences... Read More
May 14, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More
February 26, 2014

Oregon Zoo turns 125, unveils online photo gallery

The Oregon Zoo is celebrating its "quasquicentennial" — or 125th anniversary — today by looking back at the past century and a quarter through the eyes of its community. Read More
November 7, 2013
Lisa Cavola visiting the zoo as a child

From camper to conservation biologist

It’s no exaggeration to say Lisa Cavola grew up at the Oregon Zoo. A zoo camper from age five through 13 and a four-year ZooTeen volunteer, she credits those formative... Read More
October 31, 2013