Gratitude Report 2021 – 2022

Together for wildlife and people.

Together for wildlife and people.

Since 2008, the Oregon Zoo and Oregon Zoo Foundation have supported community-based organizations working to conserve threatened species, restore habitat, reduce human-wildlife conflict and promote coexistence in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Foundation donors have...
One Day At Your Zoo

One Day At Your Zoo

From inspiring education programs to on-the-ground conservation efforts, we are working to create a better future for wildlife and for us all. We can’t do this work without you.     2,617 people visit the zoo. 500 people ride the carousel. 727 people ride...
You are part of something special.

You are part of something special.

Dear friend, Memories linger like snapshots in our minds. Years later, we can relive the hot summer day we saw an elephant splashing in the pool or an orangutan building a lofty nest in the shade. Zoos have the power to inspire a connection with wildlife, a power...
Diving in.

Diving in.

Author's Note: This content is 1 year old and may not be up-to-date.Scientific divers help care for zoo animals and habitats. On a cool July morning, in a building tucked behind the zoo’s marine life habitats, dive safety officer Micah Reese sits in a room filled...
Paws & Tales.

Paws & Tales.

High school students explore veterinary careers.  “Go ahead, touch her paw,” he encouraged. The students were timid at first, inching their way closer to the anesthetized cat, careful to avoid the team working around the examination table. Dr. Carlos Sanchez, who...
Grateful for you.

Grateful for you.

Author's Note: This content is 1 year old and may not be up-to-date.Greetings! For those of you I haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, my name is Heidi Rahn. Last year, I took on the role of Oregon Zoo director, and while the title is a new one, I’ve been with the...