Oregon Zoo

At the Oregon Zoo there are about 1,029 specimens representing 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Of these, 21 species are endangered and 33 are threatened. The zoo is currently active in 21 Species Survival Plans.   More than a million visitors come to the Oregon Zoo every year not only to view rare and exotic animals, but also to learn more about the zoo's residents through fun events and exciting educational experiences. Each year the zoo brings outstanding programs and summer exhibits.  In 1979, the Oregon Zoo became the first zoo in the nation to host a summer concert series. Highlighting nationally renowned artists from June through August, the Wells Fargo Summer Concert Series is Portland's longest running outdoor music series. Funds raised from the series assist the zoo in fulfilling its mission of conservation and education.

Oregon Zoo is located five minutes west of downtown Portland on Highway 26.  The Oregon Zoo is located along the MAX light rail line, five minutes from downtown Portland.  It is suggested that you leave your car at home and take the MAX since it stops at the zoo approximately every ten minutes.

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