Animals, Arts & Culture
4001 Sw Canyon Rd
The Oregon Zoo Foundation (OZF) mission is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for Zoo conservation, education and cultural programs. OZF fund-raising activities include individual major gifts, foundation and corporate support, annual giving, membership services and animal sponsorships. OZF funding supports many of the Zoo's most innovative programs - from the breeding of endangered species such as the California condor and the presentation of education programs for at-risk youth to the development of state-of-the-art animal exhibits and the purchase of hybrid fuel vehicles used in Zoo operations.The Oregon Zoo, established in 1887 as the first zoo west of the Mississippi River, rates as one of the most popular attractions in the Pacific Northwest with more than 1.5 million visitors per year. The Zoo has one of the highest market penetration rates in the nation and has attracted record crowds through the steady addition of new exhibits and visitor experiences. The Zoo serves as a local, regional and national conservation and education resource with a stated mission: to inspire our community to create a better future for wildlife.