Pub Talk: Training Animals for Better Welfare

This is a past event. Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00pm 8:00pm

Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon 97221

Have dinner and drinks with friends while learning about wildlife at the zoo’s February pub talk.

Presented by Pro Photo Supply, Oregon Zoo Pub Talks connect you with conservation experts. Each month, conservation, animal care or wildlife science professionals share their knowledge and experience saving animals across the planet, from the forests of Borneo to the skies of the Pacific Northwest.

At this event, animal behavior specialist Barbara Heidenreich, who has trained thousands of animals including rats and rhinos, will discuss the work she has done with universities, veterinary professionals, zoos, pet owners and conservationists around the world to help foster the bond between humans and animals.

Heidenreich will share stories about her recent adventures, including curbing the amorous ways of a famous rare parrot in New Zealand and working in partnership with the Oregon Zoo to improve animal welfare for orangutans in Borneo.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A.

The event is located at the Oregon Zoo Cascade Grill. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Oregon Zoo Pub Talks are fun, educational events that help support the zoo's mission of creating a better future for wildlife through its animal welfare, education and conservation programs. Pub Talks are made possible by the Oregon Zoo Foundation's Education Endowment, which is generously funded by Oregon Zoo members and donors. Click here to learn how you can support the zoo. Find out about the other talks by visiting

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information. 

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Food & Drink, Readings & Talks, Nightlife


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