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... 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

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