News: sustainability

Tony the house cat lounges in the Oregon Zoo Catio.

The latest mews: Furry friends move in at Oregon Zoo Catio

Two friendly new felines have taken up temporary residence at the Oregon Zoo's Catio, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The Catio — a patio for cats — gives guests a chance to meet the zoo's cuddliest residents, learn how to create a catio environment at home and maybe even adopt a cat of their own. Read More
May 19, 2022

Zoo program to explore anti-racism, conservation and environmental justice

Coming this fall: a chance for middle-school students of all backgrounds to explore the close connections between conservation and social justice. The zoo's new... Read More
September 11, 2020

Zoo honored for achievement in conservation, design, diversity

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this month, earning three prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More
September 19, 2019
Solar panels adorn the roof of the Oregon Zoo's Education Center.

Zoo education center earns national green design award

The Oregon Zoo's new education center — designed to inspire young minds and serve as a regional hub for conservation — has added another honor to its growing list of... Read More
May 16, 2019

Zoo education center earns two sustainable design honors

The Oregon Zoo's new education center — designed to inspire young minds and serve as a regional hub for conservation — added two more sustainable design accolades to its... Read More
November 9, 2018

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 28-29, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The event... Read More
October 25, 2017