News: animal welfare

Baby bat turns frowns upside-down

In most cases, "cute" isn't the first word that springs to mind when you think of bats. But a heartwarming new series of mother-and-pup portraits by Oregon Zoo... Read More

March 14, 2016

Chimp turns videographer with zoo's GoPro enrichment

A chimpanzee at the Oregon Zoo has turned filmmaker, giving animal-care staff and YouTube fans an insider's look the zoo and its renowned enrichment program ... not... Read More

March 2, 2016

Mik's kicks: Soccer game has aging tiger acting like kitten

He might look like a playful kitten chasing around a ball of yarn, but this cat is a 310-pound Amur tiger with paws the size of dinner plates. Mikhail is one of the... Read More

February 12, 2016

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments.

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December 23, 2015

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Visitors can see some of the world's largest land animals demolish one of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, during the Oregon Zoo's annual... Read More

October 29, 2015