News: exhibit news

Zoo offers expanded hours, programs as Oregon re-opens

As people begin returning to their favorite pre-pandemic pastimes, the Oregon Zoo is ready, with longer hours and a host of seasonal activities. Read More
July 8, 2021

Citizen oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

Despite a global pandemic, the Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting... Read More
May 7, 2021

Zoo's spring forecast: sunny with a chance of Nora

She made a big splash when she arrived here in 2016, and we missed her big-time when she went away. Now, as the Oregon Zoo puts the finishing touches on its new Polar... Read More
March 31, 2021

Nora's back! Beloved polar bear returns to Oregon Zoo

Nora is back! After spending the past few years at Utah's Hogle Zoo, the 5-year-old polar bear returned to the Oregon Zoo late yesterday and is settling in behind the... Read More
March 10, 2021

New polar bear sculpture puts focus on climate change

"Melting Ice Bear," a 9-foot-tall cast aluminum sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales, was lifted into place outside the habitat's Arctic Science Center in late... Read More
March 8, 2021

Red pandas Mei Mei and Pabu moving to Big Sky Country soon

They grow up so fast.... Last June, in a year when smiles were in big demand, Mei Mei the red panda surprised Oregon Zoo fans by giving birth to a tiny cub. Read More
February 25, 2021