News: arrivals and departures

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 scenes at the Oregon Zoo, animal-care experts report.

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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

Two new ringtail babies arrive, right on schedule

Two new ringtail babies, with long striped tails and Yoda-like ears, have arrived at the Oregon Zoo's Great Northwest area. The sprightly 2-month-old members of the... Read More

August 22, 2016

Beloved polar bear Nora is moving to Oregon Zoo this fall

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is moving to the Oregon Zoo this fall. An... Read More

August 10, 2016

Zoo releases hundreds of rare butterflies at Oregon coast

On a sunny, windswept meadow atop Mount Hebo last week, Oregon Zoo conservationists released the last of the summer's zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterflies in an... Read More

August 8, 2016