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Last chance to see Washed Ashore exhibit at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and promote healthy oceans This weekend is the last chance for Oregon Zoo visitors to take in "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," an exhibit of giant sea-life sculptures made from ocean debris, which debuted at the zoo a year ago and will be leaving after Jan. 18. From Chompers the Shark, who greets visitors on the boardwalk, to Hugo the Humpback Whale, who can be spotted near the concert lawn, each sculpture is made from materials... Read More
January 14, 2021

Zoo hosts talk on Arctic drilling, polar bears and climate

Following the White House announcement of the first-ever oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a live Q&A session... Read More
December 7, 2020

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... Read More
September 22, 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

Zoo Animal Presenter becomes a teacher

Olesya Tipikina was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4. Growing up, she had a passion for the outdoors and... Read More
July 15, 2020

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... Read More
April 7, 2020