News: arrivals and departures

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

Red-headed stranger from Texas moves in at Oregon Zoo

Inji, the Oregon Zoo's geriatric orangutan matriarch, can expect some rejuvenating company soon. Kumar, a "spunky" male orang from the Gladys Porter Zoo in... Read More

November 12, 2014

Locomotives return; New route on track for Nov. debut

Folks on their daily commute along I-5 or Highway 26 this morning may have been surprised to see an old-fashioned steam locomotive zipping along in the lane next to... Read More

October 23, 2014

Swat team: Kya's cubs show some 'apex predator attitude'

They look like fuzzy, spotted plush toys, so cute you'd like to hold them close and cuddle. But at just 5 weeks old, three African lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo... Read More

October 14, 2014