Endangered Species Day

May 18, 2019 - 09:30am to 04:00pm

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo is home to more than 20 endangered species, including African painted dogs, California condors and Asian elephants. Visit on Endangered Species day and learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and how to take everyday actions to help them survive!


  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit the Butterfly Lab where keepers will be sharing our butterfly conservation program. Volunteers will be in Rainforest Plaza to direct you to the lab.
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Teddy Grahams will be in the Entry Plaza in celebration of Bear Awareness Week.
  • 11 a.m. -3p.m. Students from Catlin Gabel School will host fun activities at the Giraffes, Mountain Goats, and where the new Rhino and Primate habitats will be.
  • 11 a.m. - 3p.m. Wolfways and Oregon Wild will share all the amazing ways wolves help the environment in the Nature Exploration Station.
  • 12 - 3 p.m. Wildlife experts from the National Wildlife Federation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be on site with activities about endangered species in the Northwest and actions visitors can take to help them.
  • 12 - 3 p.m. Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District will sharing information about Pacific lamprey and the important role they play in river ecosystems.

Other opportunities to learn about endangered species, including keeper talks, will be available throughout the day.

Free with zoo admission