News: animal welfare

Quantifying happiness: Animal welfare science

At a newly remodeled space inside a former Oregon Zoo animal clinic, a small group of researchers and volunteers is attempting to identify what makes life worth... Read More

March 6, 2015

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014

Zoo names new veterinary hospital manager

The Oregon Zoo has a new veterinary hospital manager. Kristin Spring, formerly the head surgery technician at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, was named to the... Read More

November 6, 2014

Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail turns 16 this Friday, and keepers plan to treat the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday bounty: black and orange crepe... Read More

October 28, 2014

Mik takes a dip: New toy has aging tiger acting like kitten

Keepers this week tried a new cat toy out on the Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail, and the result was a splashy swim on a warm summer day. On Tuesday,... Read More

August 27, 2014