News: animal welfare

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

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