News: arrivals and departures

New caracal kittens up the cuteness ante at Oregon Zoo

An Oregon Zoo pygmy rabbit was already a big winner in the scientist-led #CuteOff this month, but the zoo doesn't seem to be resting on its laurels. Last week, a trio of 10-day-old cougar cubs at the zoo's vet center caused a minor internet commotion, showing up on animal blogs as far afield as France and Vietnam. And this week, the zoo introduced two more ambassadors of cute: a pair of 2-week-old caracal kittens.

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September 29, 2015

Zoo temporarily takes in trio of orphaned cougar cubs

Three orphaned cougar cubs — with fuzzy, spotted coats, baby-blue eyes and some surprisingly big voices — have briefly taken up residence behind the scenes at the... Read More

September 23, 2015

Where the antelope play: Bontebok debut at Oregon Zoo

A pair of frisky young bontebok — a species considered among the most handsome and least athletic of African antelope — debuted at the Oregon Zoo this week, grazing... Read More

September 3, 2015

Endangered black rhino has new home at Oregon Zoo

Ruka, a 4-year-old male rhino from the Saint Louis Zoo, arrived in Portland last month, and keepers hope the rhino pair will hit it off and perhaps add to the... Read More

August 25, 2015

River otter pup makes surprise debut at zoo's 2nd Tuesday

Little Pudding — the 4-month-old river otter orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore. — made a brief debut in the zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat at a little... Read More

August 11, 2015

Meet Little Pudding: Baby river otter gets a name

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore., and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old will be called Little... Read More

July 29, 2015