News: animal welfare

Willy? Ziggy? Trask? Zoo's new river otter needs name

Tilly's baby needs a name. Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for the month-old river otter.

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December 12, 2013

Time for families, herds, prides to gather together

The holiday season is a time for family gatherings — even, it seems, for some of the best known animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving,... Read More

November 27, 2013

Zoo finds homes for three rescued cougar orphans

While Neka's cubs have been getting most of the attention at the Oregon Zoo lately, another trio of lion cubs has quietly moved in behind the scenes at the zoo's... Read More

November 6, 2013

Cougars get predatory with the help of a new enrichment device

Watching a cat on the hunt is always exhilarating, but especially when the cat weighs 150 pounds. At the Oregon Zoo, a new device — which involves a zipline, a... Read More

November 5, 2013

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Halloween festivities

Some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, during the Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the... Read More

October 25, 2013