News: animal welfare

Quantifying happiness: Animal welfare science

At a newly remodeled space inside a former Oregon Zoo animal clinic, a small group of researchers and volunteers is attempting to identify what makes life worth living.

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March 6, 2015

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 55

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 55 this month and is now the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 27, 2015

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014

Zoo names new veterinary hospital manager

The Oregon Zoo has a new veterinary hospital manager. Kristin Spring, formerly the head surgery technician at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, was named to the... Read More

November 6, 2014

Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail turns 16 this Friday, and keepers plan to treat the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday bounty: black and orange crepe... Read More

October 28, 2014

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 25-26, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

October 22, 2014