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The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo, is a zoo in Portland, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon. 
The Oregon Zoo - Giraffe
Washington Park Zoo - Lion
Zoo is located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Downtown Portland, the zoo is inside Portland's Washington Park, and includes the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge Washington Park & Zoo Railway that connects to the International Rose Test Garden inside the park. Opened in 1888 after a private animal collector donated his animals to the City of Portland, the 64-acre (26 ha) zoo is now owned by the regional Metro government.
Animals in the Oregon Zoo
A member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, it has species survival plans for twenty-one endangered/threatened species, among which are successful breeding programs for endangered California condors, Asian elephants, and in recent times, African lions too.
Portland Zoo - Birds
The zoo has many major exhibit areas:
Ø Great Northwest,
Ø Fragile Forests, Asia, Pacific Shores and Africa,
Ø Africa Rainforest
Ø Africa Savanna
Ø Elephant Lands
Ø Bears
Ø Dinosaurs
Ø Predators of the Serengeti

Animals of the Oregon Zoo
Ø 1,955 individual animals represent 232 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates*
Ø 22 endangered species and 37 threatened species live at the zoo.*
Ø The zoo is active in 21 Species Survival Plans.*
Ø  (*Zoo animal data as of December 31, 2012)
Portland Zoo - Hippopotamus
My Journey To The Great Northwest
The Great Northwest
Washington Park Zoo - Africa Savanna

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