News: animal welfare

2016's top stories of conservation, cuteness and care

From a tough-as-nails California condor to a playful young polar bear, 2016 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon... Read More

December 12, 2016

Packy's TB treatment suspended; Zoo weighs next steps

Oregon Zoo animal-care staff have suspended tuberculosis treatment and are consulting outside experts as they consider next steps in caring for the elderly Asian... Read More

December 2, 2016

Oregon Zoo, Banfield team up on cat enrichment guide

Your cat may think he's king of the jungle as he stalks through your potted plants, pouncing on leaves — or rather, prey. Actually, our domestic companions do have a... Read More

November 21, 2016

A home makeover for Washington Park train, elephants

Two of Washington Park's best-known residents — Peggy the train and Lily the elephant — received big home makeovers yesterday.

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November 16, 2016

Goodbye to Bubba, one of area's largest, best-known snakes

Bubba, a Burmese python who was among the biggest and best-known snakes in the Pacific Northwest, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a battle... Read More

November 2, 2016