News: arrivals and departures

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 imperiled on the planet.

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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

Zoo provides care for bobcat kitten taken from wild

A fuzzy, spotted bobcat kitten has taken up temporary residence behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary medical center while he awaits a flight out of town... Read More

August 4, 2016

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... Read More

July 21, 2016