News: arrivals and departures

New lion cubs nap, nurse and take wobbly first steps

African lion Kya seems to be "a natural" when it comes to motherhood, keepers at the Oregon Zoo say. Since the birth of her four cubs on Sept. 8, the first-time mom... Read More

September 11, 2014

Zoo's growing pride: Lion Kya gives birth to four cubs

Kya, a 7-year-old African lion at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to four healthy lion cubs today. According to keepers, the cubs entered the world Sept. 8 between about... Read More

September 8, 2014

After 2-year stay, giraffe Riley returns to Utah's Hogle Zoo

The Oregon Zoo will soon bid goodbye to one of its tallest out-of-town guests ever: Riley, a 17-foot-tall reticulated giraffe, will be returning home to Utah's Hogle... Read More

September 3, 2014

Cotton-top tamarins go on view in zoo's 'Fragile Forests'

Starting today, Oregon Zoo visitors can see three cotton-top tamarins — a species of small New World monkey named for the striking crest of long white hair on their... Read More

August 28, 2014

Zoo's growing pride: Cubs on the way for African lion Kya

The Oregon Zoo may soon be welcoming another litter of African lion cubs, its second in two years. Animal-care staff say Kya, one of two female lions in the zoo's... Read More

August 26, 2014