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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.

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September 21, 2018

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights is a longstanding and beloved Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than... Read More

September 13, 2018

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 1, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

August 31, 2018

Zoo collaborates with Timbers and Thorns FC on scarf

The "Saving Species" scarf — created by the Portland Timbers design team in collaboration with the zoo — will be available at Providence Park Sept. 8, when the... Read More

August 24, 2018

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 11, 2018

Kids get outside with zoo's Urban Nature Overnights

Since launching in 2000, UNO, presented by NW Natural, has provided camping trips for 6,400 kids.

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July 13, 2018