News: animal welfare

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

As zoo reopens, lion cubs enjoy some winter sports

The Oregon Zoo opened to visitors for the first time in four days this morning, and those who sloshed their way through the gates early got a rare treat: the chance... Read More

February 11, 2014

Things going swimmingly for zoo's otter family

Otter fans visiting the Oregon Zoo this month are in for a treat. The 2-month-old North American river otter Zigzag — or Ziggy, as keepers call him — has been... Read More

January 30, 2014