News: arrivals and departures

Sumatran orangutan, Kumar, ventures out for first time

Kumar, the 9-year-old male orangutan who arrived at the Oregon Zoo in November, has moved into his new digs at Red Ape Reserve, and this week he began exploring the... Read More

January 21, 2015

Winter at the zoo: Lion cubs, new condors, orangutans

After a record-breaking ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo switched to its regular winter hours this week. From now through Feb. 28, the zoo's gates will be open 10 a.m. to 4... Read More

January 7, 2015

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014

All aboard! Free rides this weekend as zoo train returns

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in more than a year this weekend. Officially, the train won't resume operations until ZooLights... Read More

November 20, 2014

Fall forecast: Cloudy with a slight chance of cubs

Kya's cubs have begun to explore the outdoor lion habitat at the Oregon Zoo, but only for short periods and not according to a set schedule, animal-care staff said... Read More

November 19, 2014