The Oregon Zoo is located along the MAX light rail line, five minutes from downtown Portland. The zoo is currently showing off a pack of Visayan Warty Pigs, complete with mohawks, in addition to the countless other animals who live there: crocodiles, Asian elephants, giraffes, hippos, monkeys, penguins, snakes, turtles, zebras and the list goes on.
Good evironments for the animals
On a cold, wet, rainy day this was good choice to walk around. Very atmospherics and the animals were huddled in their dens
What happened to going to the zoo and purchasing a ticket to go in!? The process of purchasing the ticket is sooooooooo frustrating that I would have given up and left if I had not been with my grandchildren. I find it unbelievable that the only way to purchase tickets is online!! The assumption is that everyone has a computer and/or smartphone at their disposal. I am sorry but that is ridiculous!! Before I ever entered the Zoo I was very disappointed with my experience and ready to never return again. You made what used to be a happily anticipated event, a dreaded nightmare.
When here, with our son and granddaughter on a Monday and had a wonderful time, Sue is very walkable the exhibits are laid out very well and there is quite a lot to see. The train ride was very fun, especially for young children. It’s not very long, but it is enjoyable. There is an extra charge for the train ride at five dollars a person. it is important to get there early as the parking lot does fill up quickly and to buy tickets before going as they are timed tickets so you cannot just walk in and get tickets and go in. Enjoyed stopping and getting some very good coffee at the entrance as well.
Elephants are not looked after adequately!
Absolutely awful conditions for the elephants! No green foliage at all to eat and graze on! Two were cramped into a small area, and they were swaying. I could see the unhappiness in their faces. One was left outside in the rain, with no cover at all, and unable to get inside. Never again - we left early. Absolutely disgusting Oregon Zoo, and totally unacceptable.
There's lot of new habitat and inhabitants to see
We've been to the zoo multiple times in the past year--the grandkids look forward to zoo lights, and there are lots of new animals in new habitats to see. Worth your time...a great family outing.