News: animal welfare

He's got game: Sea otter keeps fit by shooting hoops

Trail Blazers' rookie Damian Lillard isn't the only local hoops star to make a splash this season. Oregon Zoo marine life keepers say Eddie the sea otter can dunk... Read More

February 19, 2013

Love is in the air, treats in store for zoo animals on V-Day

Roses are nice, chocolates are too, but animals crave other treats at the Oregon Zoo. Keepers will spread the love Thursday, Feb. 14, delivering some nontraditional... Read More

February 13, 2013

Zoo to ring in holidays with "Presents for Primates"

The holidays will come a little early this year for the non-human primates at the Oregon Zoo. Chimpanzees and orangutans will receive food-filled gift boxes and... Read More

December 13, 2012

Zoo mourns loss of oldest resident, Coco the chimpanzee

Excitement over the arrival of a new baby elephant was dampened today as Oregon Zoo staff made the difficult decision to euthanize Coco the chimpanzee, one of the... Read More

November 30, 2012

Pachyderm Pending blog: A future with elephants

We share 5,000 years of cohabitation with one of the largest and most intelligent life forms on earth. We also share remarkable similarities — from complex family... Read More

November 8, 2012