News: arrivals and departures

Goodbye to Bubba, one of area's largest, best-known snakes

Bubba, a Burmese python who was among the biggest and best-known snakes in the Pacific Northwest, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a battle with cancer, veterinarians said.

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November 2, 2016

Zoo's new Masai giraffe is 12 feet tall and growing fast

The Oregon Zoo welcomed a new, and very tall, addition to its Africa Savanna habitat this week: Buttercup, a 2-year-old Masai giraffe from the Santa Barbara Zoo, is... Read More

October 24, 2016

Zoo's newest arrival, dwarf mongoose Anna, means business

At the Oregon Zoo — home to large carnivores such as lions, cheetahs and polar bears — an animal about the size of a squirrel is about to get all up in your business... Read More

October 18, 2016

Nora update: Beloved polar bear is thriving at the Oregon Zoo

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is thriving after her first week behind the... Read More

September 21, 2016

Nora's here! Beloved polar bear has arrived at Oregon Zoo

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, has arrived at the Oregon Zoo.

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September 15, 2016

Every little bat helps: Rare Rod bat babies caught on video

Two Rodrigues flying foxes are being raised at the Oregon Zoo's "bat cave" this summer, adding to the growing population of a bat species once considered the most... Read More

August 30, 2016