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“Home to over 2000 animals”
At the Oregon Zoo, you can see the world in an afternoon—it’s home to more than 2,000 animals from around the world. Renowned for its conservation work and elephant breeding program, the zoo houses 21 endangered species and more than 30 threatened species. Award-winning exhibits, summer concerts, special events and a scenic train route help draw 1.6 million visitors to the zoo each year. The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo, is a zoo in Portland, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon. Located 2 mi southwest of Downtown Portland, the zoo is inside Portland's Washington Park, and includes a narrow-gauge railway that connects to the International Rose Test Garden inside the park. The zoo has five major exhibit areas: Great Northwest, Fragile Forests, Asia, Pacific Shores and Africa. Within these large areas are 23 specialized exhibits. The wildest place in Oregon. The 64-acre Oregon Zoo is located in Portland, a city and surrounding metropolitan area of 2.26 million people. Attendance in 2011 exceeded 1.6 million. Animals of the Oregon Zoo 2,200 individual animals represent 260 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates 21 endangered species and 33 threatened species live at the zoo. The zoo is active in 21 Species Survival Plans.
While planning our family trip to Portland, my son was adamant about providing his input pertaining to family activities. At the top of his list was to visit the Oregon Zoo, which I was not... Read more
A MUST see if you're visiting and if you're a local, you need to go. Gone, long gone, is the seemingly all uphill cement zoo of my trips as a youth! It has been replaced by a sheer masterpiece of... Read more
- Sun, Fri, Sat: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
- Mon: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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