News: animal welfare

Polar bear Nora to get new home, new companion this fall

Nora the polar bear will be getting a new home and a new companion soon. The playful youngster will relocate to Utah's Hogle Zoo this fall, where caregivers plan to introduce her to another bear, Hope, who is about the same age.

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May 24, 2017

Zoo finds home for 5-week-old cougar orphan

A tiny, orphaned cougar cub — with a fuzzy, spotted coat, baby-blue eyes and a surprisingly big voice — has briefly taken up residence behind the scenes at the... Read More

April 28, 2017

Zoo river otters get swim lessons from mom

Learning to swim isn’t easy, even for river otters. Nellie and Tucker, a pair of North American river otters born at the Oregon Zoo in late February, have begun... Read More

April 21, 2017

Asian elephant Sung-Surin to be treated for tuberculosis

Preliminary test results suggest Sung-Surin, a 34-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, is positive for tuberculosis, animal-care staff learned yesterday, and... Read More

April 20, 2017

Facts about Borneo elephant Chendra

Following the euthanasia of 54-year-old Asian elephant Packy, several groups have published misleading information online about another member of the Oregon Zoo herd... Read More

February 22, 2017

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 57

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 57 this month and is the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 30, 2017