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A guest holds a Rogue beer in foreground, a Wildlife Live staff person holds a milky eagle owl in the background

Zoo open late during summer 'Zoo Nights'

Zoo Nights: evenings filled with local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the chance to get to know some of the animals active during twilight hours. Read More
May 24, 2022

Stumptown Fil calls for an early spring

Filbert the beaver — aka Stumptown Fil — has made his prediction at the Oregon Zoo: early spring. Read More
February 2, 2022
Two elephants stepping on a large orange pumpkin

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Some of the world’s largest land animals demolished some of the area’s largest pumpkins during the Oregon Zoo’s 23rd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 14, 2021
Chompers the Shark, a sculpture made from found marine debris

Last chance to see Washed Ashore exhibit at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and promote healthy oceans This weekend is the last chance for Oregon Zoo visitors to take in "Washed Ashore:... Read More
January 14, 2021
A car drives through ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo.

Procrastinators take note: Last chance for ZooLights

Guests still have a few more evenings to brighten the winter season. ZooLights, presented by U.S. Bank, runs through Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Oregon Zoo — after that, it'... Read More
January 4, 2021
A red panda climbs a tree.

What kept us going: A year of conservation, care and cuteness

From free-flying California condors to blissed-out black bears to pouncy red pandas, 2020 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the... Read More
December 30, 2020