News: arrivals and departures

Rescued sea otter pup wrestles with old-timer Eddie

Oregon Zoo visitors might notice more splashing than usual at the Steller Cove sea otter habitat this month. The zoo's two geriatric otters — Thelma and Eddie, both... Read More

October 8, 2014

Kya's 3-week-old cubs are fluffy, feisty and ready for names

Kya's cubs are on the go. The 3-week-old African lions at the Oregon Zoo — two females and one male — are walking now. They have been venturing outside their den box... Read More

October 2, 2014

Lion update: Kya's cubs are 'healthy and hefty'

African lion Kya's three 11-day-old cubs — one male and two females — are "healthy, hefty and doing exceptionally well," according to keepers at the Oregon Zoo. At... Read More

September 19, 2014

Oregon Zoo mourns loss of one of Kya's new lion cubs

One of the Oregon Zoo's four new lion cubs was humanely euthanized last night after animal-care staff discovered an untreatable injury to one of its rear legs.

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September 12, 2014

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