News: animal welfare

Zoo asks community to help shape new polar bear habitat

As excitement builds over the imminent debut of Nora, the young polar bear who arrived here from Ohio recently, the Oregon Zoo is looking for some help designing her new home.

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October 4, 2016

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

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016

Test result prompts vets to reassess Packy treatment plan

As Packy took his first-ever swim in the new 160,000-gallon pool at Elephant Lands this week, zoo veterinarians and animal-care experts were planning their next... Read More

September 30, 2016

Morning workout keeps zoo porcupines looking sharp

When coming up with creative animal-care ideas, the experts at the Oregon Zoo seldom get stuck ... which is especially important when your charges are Sharpie and... Read More

September 28, 2016

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... Read More

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