News: animal welfare

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

Oregon Zoo seeks help in naming Neka's lion cubs

Oregon Zoo lion keepers made two eagerly awaited announcements this week: Neka's smallest cub appears to be recovering from her health troubles, and all three of the... Read More

October 16, 2013

Vets begin caring for smallest of lion cub triplets

Neka has proven a natural when it comes to cub rearing. Since the birth of her female triplets on Sept. 7, the first-time mother has been grooming, nursing and... Read More

September 25, 2013

Portland Audubon rehabs lead-poisoned bald eagle

Lead-testing machine funded by Oregon Zoo helped save poisoned raptor, vets say. After more than three months of intense treatment, a bald eagle in the care of the... Read More

August 22, 2013

Elephant Rama Begins TB Treatment Regimen

The Oregon Zoo this week began its yearlong treatment regimen for Rama, the Asian elephant who cultured positive for tuberculosis in late May, officials announced.... Read More

July 25, 2013