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Oregon Zoo set to reopen with added safety measures

After closing for nearly four months to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Oregon Zoo plans to reopen this week, welcoming back visitors for the first time since mid-March. The zoo will open with a members-only preview July 9-11, and will open to the general public beginning Sunday, July 12. Read More
July 6, 2020

Red panda Mei Mei gives birth to tiny cub

What's cuter than a red panda? How about a baby red panda? Fluffy 4-year-old Mei Mei has given birth to a cub at the Oregon Zoo. Read More
July 1, 2020

5 ways to celebrate Pollinator Week in the Portland region

Hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies are among the most adorable of all charismatic microfauna, and they also all happen to be pollinators. If that's not sufficient... Read More
June 23, 2020

Zoo helps find home for 8-week-old cougar cub

A tiny, orphaned cougar cub with a big appetite made a brief stop at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary medical center this week. The cub — an 8-week-old male with a fuzzy,... Read More
June 17, 2020

Oregon Zoo supports the fight for justice and reform

Without our community, the Oregon Zoo wouldn't exist. In this time of crisis, we have a responsibility to our community to speak up. Read More
June 2, 2020

Elephants cool off with zoo pool party

Warm spring weather has arrived in the Northwest, and some of the area's largest residents are diving in headfirst — trunks and all. With the sun shining down and... Read More
May 28, 2020