Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, April 4, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring for all ages. Rabbit Romp is sponsored in part by the Oregon College Savings Plan and is free with regular zoo admission.
On Nov. 8, 2013, Zigzag the river otter was born at the Oregon Zoo. Weighing around a quarter of a pound, unable to see or walk, let alone swim, the pup was completely dependent on his mom, Tilly, for the first few months of his life.
With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to save it from the threat of extinction.
With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention polar bears, lions and orangutans. The Oregon Zoo's popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 23-27, and summer camps start June 15.
On Saturday, Feb. 28, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and highlighting their critical role — and the issues they face — in the Arctic ecosystem.
The California condor breeding season is in full swing at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, and for the first time in the zoo's 12 years of breeding these critically endangered birds, staff have captured clear video from inside one of the nest boxes.