News: arrivals and departures

River otter Ziggy is all grown up, moving to Seattle

On Nov. 8, 2013, Zigzag the river otter was born at the Oregon Zoo. Weighing around a quarter of a pound, unable to see or walk, let alone swim, the pup was... Read More

March 12, 2015

Zoo mourns Gus, world's oldest male Steller sea lion

Gus, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his gentle demeanor, was humanely euthanized Sunday after a decline due to complications related to his advanced... Read More

March 2, 2015

Bob, Kumar enjoy some orangutan hang time

Kumar, the young male orangutan who debuted at the Oregon Zoo last month, has a new pal to hang around with.

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February 17, 2015

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