News: sustainability

Zoo's new Elephant Lands earns LEED Gold certification

Elephant Lands, a world-class home for Portland's world-famous Asian elephant family, earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in... Read More
July 11, 2016

5 reasons why Oregon Zoo gets food sustainability right

Every day, visitors and staff are supporting the community and wildlife conservation through the Oregon Zoo's restaurants and concession stands. Read More
March 11, 2016

Citizen oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More
March 9, 2016

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments. Read More
December 23, 2015

Oregon Zoo breaks ground on new education center

A crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren joined forces with a 30-ton excavator today, as the Oregon Zoo broke ground on its next major campus improvement: a new... Read More
September 1, 2015