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Zoo education center earns national green design award

The Oregon Zoo's new education center — designed to inspire young minds and serve as a regional hub for conservation — has added another honor to its growing list of awards and accolades: an American Institute of Architects COTE Top Ten Award, one of the architecture industry's highest honors for sustainable design excellence. Read More
May 16, 2019

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world. Read More
April 17, 2019

Zoo camps get boost from Banfield Pet Hospital

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with black bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention sea otters, elephants and... Read More
March 16, 2019

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and helped... Read More
October 19, 2018

Oregon Zoo offers close encounters of the animal kind

Starting this month, visitors can get up-close and personal with even more of the zoo's residents at new animal encounters like "Tortoise Time" and "Slow Down with a... Read More
April 25, 2018

Salmon egg-stravaganza at Education Center Saturday

The salmon's annual return from the ocean might be the most iconic wildlife spectacle in the region — but equally intriguing, if not quite as splashy, are the salmon's... Read More
January 10, 2018