Ruka, a 4-year-old male rhino from the Saint Louis Zoo, arrived in Portland last month, and keepers hope the rhino pair will hit it off and perhaps add to the population of this critically endangered species.
Cookies, ice cream and other treats sold at the Oregon Zoo are now more wildlife-friendly, thanks to a new purchasing plan announced this week. As of August, the zoo will only sell products containing palm oil if the companies that make them are working to address the negative impacts of the palm oil industry.
Little Pudding — the 4-month-old river otter orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore. — made a brief debut in the zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat at a little after 10:30, splashing in the pool, scampering over branches and climbing on rocks for about 20 minutes as keepers and a veterinarian stood by, making sure the boisterous pup stayed safe.
A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore., and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old will be called Little Pudding, named for a tributary of the Pudding River that joins the main stem in Marion County west of Mt. Angel.
Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for a rescued otter pup that took up residence at the Oregon Zoo this month. Over the next week, the public can visit oregonzoo.org to vote on their favorite of three names.
The Walmart Foundation has renewed its presenting sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo's popular Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Oregon Zoo concluded its longest California condor breeding season ever last week. The zoo's fourth and last chick of the year hatched Monday, June 29, at the Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation in rural Clackamas County — more than five months after the season's first egg was laid on Jan. 27.
Kitra, a 14-year-old female orangutan who arrived here from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently, made her Oregon Zoo debut this morning, joining 10-year-old Bob, another recent arrival, in the indoor portion of the zoo's Red Ape Reserve.