News: arrivals and departures

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 heads — at a newly refurbished spot in the zoo's Fragile Forests section, animal-care staff announced.

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August 28, 2014

Zoo's growing pride: Cubs on the way for African lion Kya

The Oregon Zoo may soon be welcoming another litter of African lion cubs, its second in two years. Animal-care staff say Kya, one of two female lions in the zoo's... Read More

August 26, 2014

Flocking together: Zoo lorikeets are set to migrate south

The Oregon Zoo's Lorikeet Landing, home to several species of the exotic and brilliantly hued birds, will close for the season as usual Sept. 30, but when it reopens... Read More

August 20, 2014

New cotton-top tamarins move in next to chimps

The Oregon Zoo's three cotton-top tamarins are doing well and have moved to a newly refurbished space in the zoo's Fragile Forests area, near the chimpanzees, where... Read More

August 8, 2014

Tiny but spiny: Zoo welcomes five hedgehog babies

What's cuter than a baby hedgehog? How about five baby hedgehogs? Hakuna Matata, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to a litter of five on July... Read More

July 31, 2014

Make way for ducklings: Northen shovelers hatch at zoo

Six downy puffballs — aka northern shoveler ducklings — hatched at the Oregon Zoo on Sunday, and they're already stealing the hearts of visitors. The sextuplet can... Read More

June 25, 2014