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Orangutan mom Kitra with her baby Jolene at Red Ape Reserve

One year of Jolene: Orangutan baby celebrates birthday

The smallest member of the orangutan family reached a big milestone this week: Jolene is a year old. Read More
April 13, 2023
An American pika holds a flower. © Linda Steider.

Zoo Seeks Pika Watchers For Summer Season

The zoo is recruiting volunteers to seek out one of the Columbia River Gorge’s fluffiest residents: the American pika. Read More
March 23, 2023
A rhinoceros bends down to eat a watermelon

Zoo serves conservation message to 2 million TikTok fans

With a combination of fun animal snacking videos and in-depth conservation stories, the Oregon Zoo hit a social media milestone, surpassing 2 million followers on TikTok... Read More
January 17, 2023
Guests stroll through ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo.

Bright lights, big savings: Discounted ZooLights Jan 6-8

Holiday-light lovers have a few extra evenings to brighten their winter season — and enjoy some big savings — at the Oregon Zoo this weekend. ZooLights, presented by U.S... Read More
January 3, 2023
A California condor perches at the Oregon Zoo.

Zoo is awarded $2 million to help save California condors

California condors received a much-needed boost this month as the Oregon Zoo was awarded $2 million to support the conservation of this critically endangered species.... Read More
December 28, 2022
Dan Ashe from AZA (white male) holds a small turtle

Zoo earns kudos from AZA accrediting committee

The Oregon Zoo earned kudos and another four years of accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums this week at the association’s annual conference, held... Read More
September 1, 2022