News: animal welfare

African lion cubs venture out with dad for first time

He's a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy.

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March 6, 2014

True grit: Zoo searches world for perfect 'elephant sand'

When Rose-Tu, Lily and the rest of Portland's elephant family ambled into a portion of their new digs at the Oregon Zoo this week, they were taking a big step into... Read More

February 26, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More

February 26, 2014

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