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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

Condors evacuated as fires threaten zoo offsite facility

Forty-four critically endangered California condors were evacuated from the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week as fires threatened the... Read More
September 11, 2020

Zoo program to explore anti-racism, conservation and environmental justice

Coming this fall: a chance for middle-school students of all backgrounds to explore the close connections between conservation and social justice. The zoo's new... Read More
September 11, 2020

Director’s statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This week, the White House announced plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration — a move that could spell disaster for polar bear... Read More
August 20, 2020

Zoo acts to relieve poaching crisis heightened by COVID

Amid a poaching crisis heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Zoo and the Uganda Wildlife Authority have announced a new partnership to protect the rare... Read More
August 5, 2020