News: arrivals and departures

Pride of the zoo: African lion Neka gives birth to three cubs

According to keepers, the three not-so-little kittens entered the world Sept. 7 between about 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. The first-time mom and her new family are doing... Read More

September 8, 2013

Possibility of lion cubs brings roars of excitement

If all goes well, 5-year-old Neka is expected to give birth in next 10 days. The Oregon Zoo may soon be welcoming a litter of African lion cubs, its first in several... Read More

September 4, 2013

Zoo's Humboldt penguin chicks get into the swim of things

The five new Humboldt penguin chicks that hatched at the Oregon Zoo this spring have begun to emerge from their nest boxes and explore their surroundings, keepers... Read More

June 17, 2013

Tilly's 'tough love' wins out: otter is named Zoo Mom of Year

Talk about your political animals... The race to determine the Oregon Zoo's 2013 Mother of the Year grew heated at times but was thoroughly engaging, as keepers... Read More

May 10, 2013

Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for 'Mom of the Year' honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2013 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to... Read More

May 2, 2013