Meet mighty beasts and tiny creatures living on Portland real estate. At the Oregon Zoo many of the world’s most magnificent animals call Portland home. Amazing exhibits showcase impressive creatures in state of the art habitats. Separated by geographic regions guests can roam the world without leaving zoo grounds.

Many of Africa’s animals are frontrunners for favorites. Giraffes poke their heads out from the tallest of the trees in Africa Savanna while nearby rhinos kick up dust and hippos cool off in the pool. Monkeys chatter in the Africa Rainforest where bats hang upside down waiting for darkness to descend. Lions lurk in the Predators of the Serengeti exhibit. Other big cats stalking about include caracals and cheetahs. Orangutans and white-cheeked gibbons swing from limb to limb in the Red Ape Reserve. Elephants are beloved by all and the Oregon Zoo has the best interest of the species at heart. Learn about international conservation efforts supported by this organization and others here. Asian elephants living on Portland real estate thrive in of one of the largest indoor elephant facilities in the nation.

Animals from A to Z Call Portland Home

Birdwatchers won’t need binoculars to spot bald eagles, golden eagles and California condors soaring through the sky. Colorful feathers brighten the landscape with pink flamingos and Blue and gold macaws. The Insect Zoo is not for the squeamish. Creepy and crawlies are ready to earn gasps and squeaks. Mom and grandma may want to sit this one out while the boys in the group get to know a variety of bugs. Spiders vary from little to large. The Mexican red-kneed tarantula seems super sized. Search for the Australian walking stick who uses his resemblance to branches for protection. The Madagascar hissing cockroaches have much to say to those who are willing to listen.

Explorers off to the Oregon Zoo trek through open doors every day of the year except Christmas. Hours are seasonal and should be checked prior to arrival. The daily schedule is filled with fun additions such as keeper chats, special events and shows. Embrace your wild side and spend some time with the world’s most exotic beings.