News: education

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 giraffes. The Oregon Zoo's popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 26-30, and summer camps start June 13.

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January 16, 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... Read More

January 10, 2018

Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's Amur tiger Mikhail turned 19 today, and keepers treated the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday with assorted party favors and jack-o'-lanterns... Read More

October 31, 2017

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 28-29, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The... Read More

October 25, 2017

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... Read More

October 19, 2017

Oregon Zoo wins national awards for excellence ... again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More

September 12, 2017