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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

Last chance to see Washed Ashore exhibit at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and promote healthy oceans This weekend is the last chance for Oregon Zoo visitors to take in "Washed Ashore:... Read More
January 14, 2021

Procrastinators take note: Last chance for ZooLights

Guests still have a few more evenings to brighten the winter season. ZooLights, presented by U.S. Bank, runs through Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Oregon Zoo — after that, it'... Read More
January 4, 2021

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

Brighter later: Zoo extends drive-thru ZooLights hours

Following updated guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, ZooLights will remain open for an extra hour beginning Thursday, Dec. 10, with additional time slots at 9:20... Read More
December 10, 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