News: new zoo

Walls come down as zoo sets stage for new Polar Passage

The last section of wall has been demolished at the zoo's former polar bear area, clearing the way for Polar Passage, a brand-new habitat set to open in 2020. Read More
October 16, 2018

Chimps, lemurs relocate as zoo preps new 'Primate Forest'

To ensure they're safely out of the hardhat zone, the zoo's resident chimpanzee troop — Chloe, Leah, Delilah and Jackson — has moved next door to Red Ape Reserve, while... Read More
October 8, 2018

Zoo sets all-time attendance record with 1.7 million visits

A mild, sunny end to the month helped push the Oregon Zoo's attendance over 1.7 million for the fiscal year ending June 30 — making it the most-visited year in the zoo's... Read More
July 2, 2018

Transforming the heart of the zoo, thanks to you

This summer, you'll see construction fences go up and old buildings come down as the first steps to replacing outdated facilities with new expansive and stimulating... Read More
April 23, 2018

Citizen-oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

At a meeting of the Metro Council today, the Oregon Zoo Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee praised Metro and zoo staff for their effectiveness in implementing a host of... Read More
April 12, 2018

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