News: arrivals and departures

Zoo welcomes Dozer and Shelly, African spurred tortoises

Two huge African spurred tortoises named Dozer and Shelly are settling into their new digs at the Oregon Zoo — and despite the tortoise's slowpoke reputation,... Read More

June 23, 2016

Chupacabra moves into carnivore ward at zoo vet center

An extra-large, long-legged rodent was found roaming the streets of Eugene last month and was taken in by the First Avenue Shelter. His owner was eventually... Read More

June 17, 2016

Zoo finds home for 2 orphaned opossum joeys

Spring has sprung, and new life is all around at the Oregon Zoo — sometimes popping up in unexpected places. In late May, two orphaned opossum joeys were found... Read More

June 6, 2016

Make way for hatchlings: Tiny turtles arrive at zoo

It's the time when baby western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge emerge from months of hibernation and begin swimming about — making an ideal "fun size"... Read More

May 27, 2016

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... Read More

May 17, 2016