News: new zoo

Public invited to opening of zoo's new Education Center

Oregon Zoo visitors can meet Smokey Bear and get their first look inside the zoo's new Education Center this weekend at open houses March 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center's grand opening festivities, presented by KinderCare Education, also include a free March 4 lecture at 7 p.m. by National Geographic photographer and renowned insect expert, Mark Moffett, aka "Dr. Bugs."

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February 23, 2017

Dr. Bugs to kick off Wildlife Talks series at Oregon Zoo

Renowned ecologist, wildlife photographer and insect expert Mark E. Moffett will be at the Oregon Zoo March 4 talking bugs. Moffett — known to fans as Dr. Bugs —... Read More

February 23, 2017

Zoo mourns Tasul, one of world's oldest polar bears

Tasul, a polar bear known for her easygoing personality and groundbreaking contributions to conservation science, was humanely euthanized today to... Read More

November 18, 2016

Zoo asks community to help shape new polar bear habitat

As excitement builds over the imminent debut of Nora, the young polar bear who arrived here from Ohio recently, the Oregon Zoo is looking for some help designing her... Read More

October 4, 2016

Iconic Portland artwork gets a second life at zoo

After nearly 20 years spent languishing in obscurity, a classic Portland artwork is set to return to the public eye.

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August 16, 2016

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