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A guest holds a Rogue beer in foreground, a Wildlife Live staff person holds a milky eagle owl in the background

SOLD OUT: Zoo open late during summer 'Zoo Nights'

SOLD OUT: Zoo Nights: evenings filled with local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the chance to get to know some of the animals active during twilight hours. Read More
May 24, 2022

Stumptown Fil calls for an early spring

Filbert the beaver — aka Stumptown Fil — has made his prediction at the Oregon Zoo: early spring. Read More
February 2, 2022
Two elephants stepping on a large orange pumpkin

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Some of the world’s largest land animals demolished some of the area’s largest pumpkins during the Oregon Zoo’s 23rd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 14, 2021
A red panda climbs a tree.

What kept us going: A year of conservation, care and cuteness

From free-flying California condors to blissed-out black bears to pouncy red pandas, 2020 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the... Read More
December 30, 2020

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
Elephants smash giant pumpkins at the Oregon Zoo.

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Howloween

Some of the world's largest land animals demolished a couple of the area's largest pumpkins this morning, during the Oregon Zoo's 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 23, 2020