News: animal welfare

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

Beloved polar bear Conrad is euthanized at Oregon Zoo

Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, was euthanized today after veterinarians determined a tumor on... Read More

July 21, 2016