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he Oregon Zoo
Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fine Oregon attraction, exhibiting about 1,880 species of animals, 270 species of birds, reptiles and mammals.
The Zoo is quite large, so plan on spending a full afternoon or day here to really enjoy all that the Zoo has to offer. The Oregon Zoo continues to have the highest attendance of any fee based tourist attraction in Oregon, with more than a million visitors every year.
This spring and summer, the Zoo will unveil 4 new exhibits, Egyptian spiny mice, ocelots from South America and in 2007, black bears and bobcats. In the summer you can attend a concert or in winter you can attend the ZooLights festival . The largest Asian elephant , Packy,can be found at the Portland Zoo also, he is amazing to see and he likes to have his photo, taken so he will pose for visitors.
No one who has been to the Oregon Zoo can miss the Forest Discovery Center, across from the Zoo.
Here you can enjoy tropical rainforest exhibits as well as temporary art, cultural or history exhibits. Recently Chocolate:Tree to Truffle was a delicious exhibit.
The Forest Discovery Center is located at SW Canyon Road, across from the Zoo, or take the Max Lightrail to the Washington Park/Zoo station .
When you enter the zoo, you will notice, here and there, small bronze statues and figures. They are very charming and children love them and they are most photogenic!
A Wolf at the Zoo.
Rhinos at the Zoo
Packy , Asian Elephant
Lounging Polar Bear
The Zoo is located in a beautiful part of Portland where you can look around you and appreciate the wonderful huge evergreen trees that represent the Pacific Northwest..