News: animal welfare

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Visitors can see some of the world's largest land animals demolish one of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, during the Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the Squash.

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October 29, 2015

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

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 31, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is... Read More

October 21, 2015

Zoo awarded national grants for conservation, research

The Oregon Zoo this weekend was named the recipient of two Conservation Grants Fund awards totaling nearly $38,000 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The... Read More

September 21, 2015

Oregon Zoo earns AZA accreditation

The Oregon Zoo earned accreditation and kudos today at the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, held this year in Salt Lake City. In 1974, the... Read More

September 21, 2015

These 6 Oregon Zoo animals are the oldest of their kind

On Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21, here's a look at six ultra-geriatric Oregon Zoo residents, each of which is the oldest of his or her kind.

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August 21, 2015

Zoo supporters to dine, dance at summer's 'wildest' event

Animal lovers and party animals can spend a wild evening under the stars July 18 — sipping complimentary wine and beer, savoring small plates from the region's best... Read More

June 15, 2015