News: animal welfare

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 paper, a cardboard "pumpkin patch," assorted party favors and, of course, lots of pumpkins — some carved into jack-o'-lanterns and stuffed with delicious carnivore snacks. Mik — looking appropriate for the season in his customary orange and black stripes — will receive his goodies at 10:31 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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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

Oregon Zoo to host Sea Otter Awareness Day, Sept 21

Otter lovers, take note! The Oregon Zoo will host Sea Otter Awareness Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, with activities aimed at showcasing these playful marine mammals and... Read More

September 15, 2014

Mik takes a dip: New toy has aging tiger acting like kitten

Keepers this week tried a new cat toy out on the Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail, and the result was a splashy swim on a warm summer day. On Tuesday,... Read More

August 27, 2014

Firefighters' gift is a boon for zoo's simian senior citizens

In case you needed another reason to love firefighters: They're now helping senior-citizen primates at the Oregon Zoo kick back in style. This month, the Clackamas... Read More

August 25, 2014

Young elephants enjoy wallow at zoo's new 'club mud'

As work continues on the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in... Read More

August 12, 2014