on October 5, 2002
The Oregon Zoo is in Portland and is the only zoo in all of Oregon! It is a bit out there, so it's best to take the Max to the zoo. The stop is only a few ft from the entrance. The zoo itself is on a large plot of land and is a good walk to see the whole thing. There is a special emphasis on Pacific NW animals - mtn goats, marine life, otters, eagles, hawks, deer, etc. Very neat and educational. There are also the zoo standards - polar bear, lion, tigers, giraffe etc. Check out the African savannah exhibit and the Alaskan tundra exhibit as well. Very natural exhibit spaces w/ lots of room for the animals to move around. The animals are well taken care of. The docents are better than average. If you come in the summertime, make time for the Birds of Prey show at the main auditorium. The birds fly and perch right over your head. The kids get a kick out of it!
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