News: arrivals and departures

Last call for Nora: fans can see her through Sept. 10

She’s made a big splash since moving to Portland last fall, but it’s time to bid Nora the polar bear a fond Rose City farewell. The last day to see her at the Oregon Zoo will be Sunday, Sept. 10.

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August 9, 2017

Changing their spots: Zoo welcomes two new cheetahs

Mary Jane and Darlene, a pair of young female cheetahs from San Diego Zoo Safari Park, have moved in — while Ranger and Strike, the 7-year-old male cheetahs who... Read More

July 11, 2017

Cotton-top tamarin babies debut at zoo

Sharp-eyed visitors to the Oregon Zoo may spot a couple of tiny, furry and objectively adorable new arrivals in the Fragile Forests area this month. Two cotton-top... Read More

June 20, 2017

Polar bear Nora to get new home, new companion this fall

Nora the polar bear will be getting a new home and a new companion soon. The playful youngster will relocate to Utah's Hogle Zoo this fall, where caregivers plan to... Read More

May 24, 2017

Pair of wild eagles settles in above zoo

Sharp-eyed visitors to the Oregon Zoo have been noticing some impressive new animals lately. For the past week and a half, a pair of wild bald eagles has been... Read More

May 4, 2017

Zookeepers, vets rally to save life of rare baby bat

A tiny, critically endangered fruit bat that almost didn't live past its first day is now 1 month old and well on the road to recovery at the Oregon Zoo.

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April 10, 2017