News: arrivals and departures

Beloved polar bear Conrad is euthanized at Oregon Zoo

Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, was euthanized today after veterinarians determined a tumor on his liver was compromising his quality of life.

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July 21, 2016

Birth of endangered piglet prompts squeals of joy at zoo

A 3-week-old Visayan warty pig — a species considered among the most endangered in the world — prompted squeals of joy from Oregon Zoo visitors yesterday as he... Read More

June 28, 2016

Zoo welcomes Dozer and Shelly, African spurred tortoises

Two huge African spurred tortoises named Dozer and Shelly are settling into their new digs at the Oregon Zoo — and despite the tortoise's slowpoke reputation,... Read More

June 23, 2016

Chupacabra moves into carnivore ward at zoo vet center

An extra-large, long-legged rodent was found roaming the streets of Eugene last month and was taken in by the First Avenue Shelter. His owner was eventually... Read More

June 17, 2016

Zoo finds home for 2 orphaned opossum joeys

Spring has sprung, and new life is all around at the Oregon Zoo — sometimes popping up in unexpected places. In late May, two orphaned opossum joeys were found... Read More

June 6, 2016

Make way for hatchlings: Tiny turtles arrive at zoo

It's the time when baby western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge emerge from months of hibernation and begin swimming about — making an ideal "fun size"... Read More

May 27, 2016