News: animal welfare

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

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016

Test result prompts vets to reassess Packy treatment plan

As Packy took his first-ever swim in the new 160,000-gallon pool at Elephant Lands this week, zoo veterinarians and animal-care experts were planning their next... Read More

September 30, 2016

Morning workout keeps zoo porcupines looking sharp

When coming up with creative animal-care ideas, the experts at the Oregon Zoo seldom get stuck ... which is especially important when your charges are Sharpie and... Read More

September 28, 2016

5 ways to age gracefully courtesy of the Oregon Zoo

As home to some of the oldest animals on the planet, the Oregon Zoo has earned a stellar reputation for specialized geriatric care. Zoo veterinarians and keeper... Read More

August 19, 2016

Samudra, Lily muddy it up at zoo's new Elephant Lands

On a warm August day at the Oregon Zoo, one thing is as clear as mud: Asian elephants — especially the young ones — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

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August 5, 2016