News: animal welfare

Zoo grant helps Portland Audubon take the lead on lead

On May 13, the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center received a call about a bald eagle that seemed unable to fly. Care center operations manager Lacy... Read More

June 5, 2013

Zoo chef, nutritionist prep healthy cake for Packy's party

Paul Bosch, the Oregon Zoo's new executive chef, may have worked for Elephants Delicatessen before, but he's never cooked for an actual elephant — until now. "I'm... Read More

April 12, 2013

Zoo's baby otter gets swimming lessons from mom

Learning to swim isn't easy, even for a river otter. Mo, a North American river otter born at the Oregon Zoo in late January, took his first dip last week, but not... Read More

April 4, 2013

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