News: education

Zoo 'Pub Talks' to discuss return of Oregon sea otters

Once common along the Oregon coast, sea otters were hunted almost to extinction for their rich fur in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Although they have made a comeback elsewhere, they remain missing from Oregon. What will it take to help them return? Read More
September 23, 2019

Zoo honored for achievement in conservation, design, diversity

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this month, earning three prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More
September 19, 2019

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... 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