News: new zoo

New 'Primate Forest' begins to take shape

With the new walls in place — 49 precast insulated panels, each 13 inches thick for energy efficiency and animal safety — work can begin on some of the habitat's amenities. Read More
November 6, 2019

Zoo honored for achievement in conservation, design, diversity

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this month, earning three prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More
September 19, 2019

Zoo welcomes summer with extended hours, programs

It feels like summer and the Oregon Zoo is ready, with longer hours and a host of seasonal special events. Read More
June 12, 2019

Citizen-oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made over a decade ago, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More
May 16, 2019

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