News: arrivals and departures

Swat team: Kya's cubs show some 'apex predator attitude'

They look like fuzzy, spotted plush toys, so cute you'd like to hold them close and cuddle. But at just 5 weeks old, three African lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo last month are already practicing the skills that will make them among the most fearsome predators on the planet.

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October 14, 2014

Lion update: Kya's cubs now have names

The votes are in — more than 10,700 of them — and the month-old lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo now have names instead of numbers. Following an online selection process... Read More

October 10, 2014

Rescued sea otter pup wrestles with old-timer Eddie

Oregon Zoo visitors might notice more splashing than usual at the Steller Cove sea otter habitat this month. The zoo's two geriatric otters — Thelma and Eddie, both... Read More

October 8, 2014

Kya's 3-week-old cubs are fluffy, feisty and ready for names

Kya's cubs are on the go. The 3-week-old African lions at the Oregon Zoo — two females and one male — are walking now. They have been venturing outside their den box... Read More

October 2, 2014

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... Read More

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