Nora update: Young bear meets elderly companion Tasul

Nora, the young polar bear who was hand-reared at the Columbus Zoo last year and moved to the Oregon Zoo this fall, has a new companion.

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October 27, 2016

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 26, 2016

Palm oil and candy: A wildlife-friendly Halloween guide

It's spooky how much palm oil is in Halloween candy. It's the world's most popular vegetable oil, used in sweets ranging from chocolate to gummies.

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October 26, 2016

Zoo's new Masai giraffe is 12 feet tall and growing fast

The Oregon Zoo welcomed a new, and very tall, addition to its Africa Savanna habitat this week: Buttercup, a 2-year-old Masai giraffe from the Santa Barbara Zoo, is... Read More

October 24, 2016

Zoo's newest arrival, dwarf mongoose Anna, means business

At the Oregon Zoo — home to large carnivores such as lions, cheetahs and polar bears — an animal about the size of a squirrel is about to get all up in your business... Read More

October 18, 2016

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor makes history in California

The offspring of an Oregon Zoo-hatched California condor is making headlines this week as the first wild-hatched condor in more than a century to survive, leave its... Read More

October 13, 2016
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