News: animal welfare

Zoo finds home for 2 orphaned opossum joeys

Spring has sprung, and new life is all around at the Oregon Zoo — sometimes popping up in unexpected places. In late May, two orphaned opossum joeys were found digging inside trash containers along a pathway in the zoo's Great Northwest area.

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June 6, 2016

Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May... Read More

May 18, 2016

Leaping lions! Zoo's mega cat toy has whole pride pouncing

Watching a cat get airborne is always exhilarating, but even more so when it weighs 350 pounds. At the Oregon Zoo, a new enrichment game is helping to keep the... Read More

May 3, 2016

Zoo scientists go whole hog to help wild pig population

Some consider them crop-raiding pests in their native rainforests of equatorial West Africa. But in zoos, red river hogs are welcome residents that create a... Read More

April 13, 2016

With fresh eyes: Once-blind condor is mentor again

In the Oregon Zoo's California condor breeding program, if you can't be released, you become a mentor — teaching wild-bound chicks the ropes of the condors' complex... Read More

April 6, 2016

Baby bat turns frowns upside-down

In most cases, "cute" isn't the first word that springs to mind when you think of bats. But a heartwarming new series of mother-and-pup portraits by Oregon Zoo... Read More

March 14, 2016