News: animal welfare

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

Zoo elephants won't know where to find their next meal

Soon the Oregon Zoo's famous family of elephants won't know where their next meal is coming from. And that's a good thing, animal experts say. "In Southeast Asian... Read More

June 6, 2014

Zoo to re-test elephant Tusko after inconclusive TB results

Tusko, a 44-year-old male Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, has tested positive for tuberculosis on one test and negative on another, zoo officials learned today.... Read More

June 3, 2014

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

Animal lovers and party animals can spend a wild evening under the stars July 19 — sipping complimentary wine and beer, savoring small plates from the region's best... Read More

May 23, 2014

Playful pup Juno to join two elderly otters at Steller Cove

Precious cargo arrived Tuesday, May 13, on the Oregon coast in ice-filled crates, when a single-engine turboprop plane touched down at Newport Municipal Airport.... Read More

May 15, 2014