News: arrivals and departures

Lion update: Kya's cubs are 'healthy and hefty'

African lion Kya's three 11-day-old cubs — one male and two females — are "healthy, hefty and doing exceptionally well," according to keepers at the Oregon Zoo. At an exam and weigh-in yesterday, the cubs all topped 5½ pounds, with one of the female cubs tipping the scales at around 6½ pounds.

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September 19, 2014

Oregon Zoo mourns loss of one of Kya's new lion cubs

One of the Oregon Zoo's four new lion cubs was humanely euthanized last night after animal-care staff discovered an untreatable injury to one of its rear legs.

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September 12, 2014

New lion cubs nap, nurse and take wobbly first steps

African lion Kya seems to be "a natural" when it comes to motherhood, keepers at the Oregon Zoo say. Since the birth of her four cubs on Sept. 8, the first-time mom... Read More

September 11, 2014

Zoo's growing pride: Lion Kya gives birth to four cubs

Kya, a 7-year-old African lion at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to four healthy lion cubs today. According to keepers, the cubs entered the world Sept. 8 between about... Read More

September 8, 2014

After 2-year stay, giraffe Riley returns to Utah's Hogle Zoo

The Oregon Zoo will soon bid goodbye to one of its tallest out-of-town guests ever: Riley, a 17-foot-tall reticulated giraffe, will be returning home to Utah's Hogle... Read More

September 3, 2014

Cotton-top tamarins go on view in zoo's 'Fragile Forests'

Starting today, Oregon Zoo visitors can see three cotton-top tamarins — a species of small New World monkey named for the striking crest of long white hair on their... Read More

August 28, 2014