News: arrivals and departures

'Condor cams' offer rare peek at fuzzy month-old chick

The images are high-def and crystal clear, but the chick still looks fuzzy. Oregon Zoo videographer Michael Durham believes he has captured some of the clearest close-up footage ever seen of a young condor chick and its parents.

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May 6, 2015

Zoo says goodbye to beloved Asian elephant Rama

Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after... Read More

March 30, 2015

Be it ever so Humboldt: 3 chicks join Penguinarium

Three new chicks have joined the Oregon Zoo's Humboldt penguin colony this month. Visitors can look for the young penguins this summer, once the chicks fledge and... Read More

March 25, 2015

River otter Ziggy is all grown up, moving to Seattle

On Nov. 8, 2013, Zigzag the river otter was born at the Oregon Zoo. Weighing around a quarter of a pound, unable to see or walk, let alone swim, the pup was... Read More

March 12, 2015

Zoo mourns Gus, world's oldest male Steller sea lion

Gus, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his gentle demeanor, was humanely euthanized Sunday after a decline due to complications related to his advanced... Read More

March 2, 2015

Bob, Kumar enjoy some orangutan hang time

Kumar, the young male orangutan who debuted at the Oregon Zoo last month, has a new pal to hang around with.

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February 17, 2015