News: arrivals and departures

Zoo names Smithsonian wildlife expert as director

Donald E. Moore, Ph.D. — a senior scientist at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with nearly 40 years of experience in wildlife conservation, animal welfare and zoo management — will become the Oregon Zoo's next director, officials announced today. Moore is set to assume his new duties Feb. 29.

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January 20, 2016

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments.

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December 23, 2015

Zoo mourns Asian elephant Tusko, father of Lily and Sam

Asian elephant Tusko, one of the oldest and largest males of his species in North America, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after animal-care staff... Read More

December 22, 2015

Zookeepers, vets rally to save life of tiny Speke's gazelle

A tiny gazelle that almost didn't make it past its first day of life is a month old today and well on the road to recovery at the Oregon Zoo.

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December 18, 2015

6-week-old caracal kittens venture outside

The Oregon Zoo's two new caracal kittens are 6 weeks old now, and they have just begun to explore their outdoor habitat in the zoo's Predators of the Serengeti area... Read More

October 23, 2015

Mountain goat Honovi has new home at Oregon Zoo

Montane the mountain goat has some new company atop her rocky Cascade Crest home at the Oregon Zoo. The 6-year-old nanny met up with Honovi, a 5-year-old male... Read More

October 15, 2015