News: animal welfare

Senior swim time: As temps near 100, Packy hits the pool

With forecasters calling for temperatures near 100 degrees today, one longtime local resident knew just how to beat the heat. Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant... Read More

August 11, 2014

Zoo steps up care for Gus, oldest male Steller sea lion

Eye drops twice a day, meds concealed inside fishy treats, Adequan injections to ease an arthritic shoulder — it's all routine stuff for Gus, the Oregon Zoo's ultra-... Read More

August 4, 2014

Bring your trunks! Zoo elephants enjoy family swim

As temperatures at the Oregon Zoo soared near the 100-degree mark last week, Asian elephant Rose-Tu did what a lot of moms do on hot afternoons: took her kids for a... Read More

July 8, 2014

Zoo tamarin update: Pathology reports inconclusive

In a summary report issued yesterday, Oregon Zoo veterinarian Tim Storms outlined the results of recent pathology tests, which were unable to conclusively determine... Read More

June 18, 2014

Rescued sea otter pup is almost ready for zoo debut

Oregon Zoo visitors might get to meet a new otter soon. Juno, the rescued sea otter pup who has been settling in behind the scenes at the Steller Cove habitat, had... Read More

June 17, 2014