News: arrivals and departures

Zoo names animal care expert as new deputy director

Sheri L. Horiszny, director of animal programs at the Santa Barbara Zoo and founder of three giraffe conservation initiatives, has been named deputy director of Living Collections at the Oregon Zoo, and will begin later this summer. Her duties include overseeing the zoo's animal care, animal health, conservation and research, and horticulture staff.

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May 17, 2016

Zoo says goodbye to Malayan sun bear Vivian

Vivian, a beloved Malayan sun bear who was among the oldest of her species, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a decline related to her... Read More

May 13, 2016

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... Read More

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