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Oregon Zoo live video and home activity resources

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. Read More
March 23, 2020

Caring for animals when the zoo is closed

Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo's animal-welfare staff, explains how keepers care for animals when the zoo is closed. Read More
March 18, 2020

Zoo closes temporarily to help slow spread of COVID-19

The Oregon Zoo will be closing temporarily, effective Tuesday, March 17, following public health recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The zoo will... Read More
March 16, 2020

5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More
February 19, 2020

Director’s statement on Clean Water Act protections rollback

This week, federal agencies finalized a plan to remove protections for streams, wetlands and other freshwater habitats. Under the Environmental Protection Agency's new... Read More
January 24, 2020

Zoo field trips get boost from KinderCare Education

KinderCare Education has once again signed on as presenting sponsor for Oregon Zoo field trips and Title 1 programming, helping to provide inspiring conservation and... Read More
January 14, 2020