News: animal welfare

Nothing but 'net: otter video scores a million views

Ellen’s people got in touch. Oprah’s did too. So did CNN, “Good Morning America,” the London Times and the BBC. Eddie the Oregon Zoo sea otter has been trending so... Read More

March 21, 2013

International experts call for polar bear emergency plans

Although the world's largest land carnivore is capable of devouring nearly anything it encounters — from whales to lemmings — it cannot survive indefinitely without... Read More

February 26, 2013

He's got game: Sea otter keeps fit by shooting hoops

Trail Blazers' rookie Damian Lillard isn't the only local hoops star to make a splash this season. Oregon Zoo marine life keepers say Eddie the sea otter can dunk... Read More

February 19, 2013

Love is in the air, treats in store for zoo animals on V-Day

Roses are nice, chocolates are too, but animals crave other treats at the Oregon Zoo. Keepers will spread the love Thursday, Feb. 14, delivering some nontraditional... Read More

February 13, 2013

Zoo to ring in holidays with "Presents for Primates"

The holidays will come a little early this year for the non-human primates at the Oregon Zoo. Chimpanzees and orangutans will receive food-filled gift boxes and... Read More

December 13, 2012