News: animal welfare

5 ways to age gracefully courtesy of the Oregon Zoo

As home to some of the oldest animals on the planet, the Oregon Zoo has earned a stellar reputation for specialized geriatric care. Zoo veterinarians and keeper staff work together, developing innovative ways to make sure the animals in their care have a great quality of life throughout their golden years, and many of the zoo's residents live far beyond the median life expectancy for their species.

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August 19, 2016

Samudra, Lily muddy it up at zoo's new Elephant Lands

On a warm August day at the Oregon Zoo, one thing is as clear as mud: Asian elephants — especially the young ones — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

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August 5, 2016

Beloved polar bear Conrad is euthanized at Oregon Zoo

Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, was euthanized today after veterinarians determined a tumor on... Read More

July 21, 2016

The science is in: Zoo is on right track with Elephant Lands

A special collection of peer-reviewed scientific research articles today confirmed what thousands of Oregon Zoo visitors have already seen: Elephant Lands, the... Read More

July 14, 2016

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... Read More

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