News: animal welfare

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

Zoo awarded national grants for conservation, research

The Oregon Zoo this weekend was named the recipient of two Conservation Grants Fund awards totaling nearly $38,000 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The... Read More

September 21, 2015

Oregon Zoo earns AZA accreditation

The Oregon Zoo earned accreditation and kudos today at the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, held this year in Salt Lake City. In 1974, the... Read More

September 21, 2015

These 6 Oregon Zoo animals are the oldest of their kind

On Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21, here's a look at six ultra-geriatric Oregon Zoo residents, each of which is the oldest of his or her kind.

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August 21, 2015