News: animal welfare

Black bear orphans receive care at veterinary center

In addition to the three cougar orphans being cared for here, wildlife officials brought three orphaned black bear cubs to the zoo Friday, where they will be cared... Read More

February 25, 2014

Orphaned cougar cubs moving on after 6-week stay at zoo

Last week, while the Oregon Zoo's three African lion cubs took a snowy star turn on Good Morning America, another lion cub trio was purring away in private, camped... Read More

February 19, 2014

As zoo reopens, lion cubs enjoy some winter sports

The Oregon Zoo opened to visitors for the first time in four days this morning, and those who sloshed their way through the gates early got a rare treat: the chance... Read More

February 11, 2014

Things going swimmingly for zoo's otter family

Otter fans visiting the Oregon Zoo this month are in for a treat. The 2-month-old North American river otter Zigzag — or Ziggy, as keepers call him — has been... Read More

January 30, 2014

Zoo vets formulate new plan for treating Packy's TB

After a couple of false starts, Oregon Zoo veterinarians are planning a new course of treatment for combating Asian elephant Packy's tuberculosis, first discovered... Read More

January 24, 2014