Oregon Zoo’s pub talk series continues into spring 2019

October 15, 2018 - 3:34pm

Oregon Zoo Pub Talks continue into 2019 with talks on polar bears and penguins, animal behavior, painted dogs and Asian elephants 

Presented by Pro Photo Supply, Oregon Zoo Pub Talks connect you with conservation experts. Each month conservation, animal care or wildlife science professionals share their knowledge and experience saving animals across the planet, from the forests of Borneo to the skies of the Pacific Northwest.

Upcoming events include:

GET TICKETS Thursday, Jan. 17: Polar Bears and Penguins 
Oregon Zoo director Dr. Don Moore and Amy Cutting, who oversees the zoo's marine life area, will discuss the similar conservation challenges affecting polar bears and penguins.

GET TICKETS Tuesday, Feb. 12: Training Animals for Better Welfare
Animal behavior specialist Barbara Heidenreich has trained thousands of animals, from rats to rhinos. She works with zoos, universities, veterinary professionals, pet owners and conservationists around the world to help foster the human-animal bond.

GET TICKETS Tuesday, March 19: Protecting Endangered Painted Dogs
Greg Rasmussen, founder of the Painted Dog Research Trust, talks about his work in Zimbabwe training the next generation of conservationists and using scientific data to help save African painted dogs.

GET TICKETS Wednesday, April 24: Living With Elephants
Shermin de Silva, director of the Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project, shares her experiences studying the shy Asian elephants of Sri Lanka and the people who live alongside them.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A.

Tickets are $15. 

The event is located at the Oregon Zoo Cascade Grill. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Oregon Zoo Pub Talks are fun, educational events that help support the zoo's mission of creating a better future for wildlife through its animal welfare, education and conservation programs. Pub Talks are made possible by the Oregon Zoo Foundation's Education Endowment, which is generously funded by Oregon Zoo members and donors. Click here to learn how you can support the zoo. Find out about the other talks by visiting oregonzoo.org/talks.

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.