News: arrivals and departures

New orangutan Kitra debuts at Red Ape Reserve

Kitra, a 14-year-old female orangutan who arrived here from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently, made her Oregon Zoo debut this morning, joining 10-year-old Bob,... Read More

July 8, 2015

Orphaned river otter finds home and health at Oregon Zoo

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup, orphaned last month near Cottage Grove, Ore., has just taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo. A passing motorist spotted the... Read More

July 7, 2015

'Condor cams' offer rare peek at fuzzy month-old chick

The images are high-def and crystal clear, but the chick still looks fuzzy. Oregon Zoo videographer Michael Durham believes he has captured some of the clearest... Read More

May 6, 2015

Zoo says goodbye to beloved Asian elephant Rama

Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after... Read More

March 30, 2015

Be it ever so Humboldt: 3 chicks join Penguinarium

Three new chicks have joined the Oregon Zoo's Humboldt penguin colony this month. Visitors can look for the young penguins this summer, once the chicks fledge and... Read More

March 25, 2015