News: arrivals and departures

Zoo releases hundreds of rare butterflies at Oregon coast

On a sunny, windswept meadow atop Mount Hebo last week, Oregon Zoo conservationists released the last of the summer's zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterflies in an... Read More

August 8, 2016

Zoo provides care for bobcat kitten taken from wild

A fuzzy, spotted bobcat kitten has taken up temporary residence behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary medical center while he awaits a flight out of town... Read More

August 4, 2016

Beloved polar bear Conrad is euthanized at Oregon Zoo

Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, was euthanized today after veterinarians determined a tumor on... Read More

July 21, 2016

Birth of endangered piglet prompts squeals of joy at zoo

A 3-week-old Visayan warty pig — a species considered among the most endangered in the world — prompted squeals of joy from Oregon Zoo visitors yesterday as he... Read More

June 28, 2016

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