News: arrivals and departures

One-eyed, lead-poisoned eagle finds home at Oregon Zoo

A one-eyed bald eagle has taken up residence at Oregon Zoo after a lengthy rehabilitation in Wisconsin, joining Jack, another one-eyed rescue, in the zoo's Eagle Canyon habitat.

Read More
December 22, 2016

Humboldt beginnings: Season's first penguin chick hatches

A new chick joined the Oregon Zoo's Humboldt penguin colony this week, and he or she may have a sibling in the next couple days.

Read More
December 13, 2016

2016's top stories of conservation, cuteness and care

From a tough-as-nails California condor to a playful young polar bear, 2016 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon... Read More

December 12, 2016

Goodbye to Bubba, one of area's largest, best-known snakes

Bubba, a Burmese python who was among the biggest and best-known snakes in the Pacific Northwest, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a battle... Read More

November 2, 2016

Zoo's new Masai giraffe is 12 feet tall and growing fast

The Oregon Zoo welcomed a new, and very tall, addition to its Africa Savanna habitat this week: Buttercup, a 2-year-old Masai giraffe from the Santa Barbara Zoo, is... Read More

October 24, 2016

Zoo's newest arrival, dwarf mongoose Anna, means business

At the Oregon Zoo — home to large carnivores such as lions, cheetahs and polar bears — an animal about the size of a squirrel is about to get all up in your business... Read More

October 18, 2016