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Bald eagle Jack in the Eagle Canyon exhibit. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham.

Active and retired military personnel and their families to be admitted free Nov. 11

The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as up to four family members who accompany them to the zoo, on Monday, Nov. 11. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.

“We’re grateful to everyone who has served our country and the families who support them,” said Dr. Don Moore, zoo director.

To receive free admission Nov. 11, visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification; families of deployed military personnel must show an active duty ID.

As part of the Metro family, the Oregon Zoo helps make greater Portland a great place to call home. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, western pond turtles and northern leopard frogs. Other projects focused on saving animals from extinction include studies on polar bears, orangutans and cheetahs.

Support from the Oregon Zoo Foundation enhances and expands the zoo’s efforts in conservation, education and animal welfare. Members, donors and corporate and foundation partners help the zoo make a difference across the region and around the world.

The zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. daily and is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit trimet.org for fare and route information.

 

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