News: arrivals and departures

Zoo's first condor chick of 2016 gets some help hatching

Remember this year's first California condor egg, laid on Jan. 28? It hatched on March 27 at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation — slightly later than planned, and with a little bit of human help.

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March 31, 2016

Zoo mourns rare and beloved Amur leopard Kia

Kia, a beloved Amur leopard who may have been the oldest of her extremely rare subspecies, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after a decline related to... Read More

March 29, 2016

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... Read More

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