News: community

Zoo releases hundreds of rare butterflies at Oregon coast

On a sunny, windswept meadow atop Mount Hebo last week, Oregon Zoo conservationists released the last of the summer's zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterflies in an... Read More

August 8, 2016

Samudra, Lily muddy it up at zoo's new Elephant Lands

On a warm August day at the Oregon Zoo, one thing is as clear as mud: Asian elephants — especially the young ones — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

Read More
August 5, 2016

Zoo provides care for bobcat kitten taken from wild

A fuzzy, spotted bobcat kitten has taken up temporary residence behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary medical center while he awaits a flight out of town... Read More

August 4, 2016

5 ways to celebrate Owl Awareness Day in the Pacific Northwest

Of the many birds associated with the Pacific Northwest, few may be more universally adored than owls. And few share as many super powers: binocular night vision,... Read More

August 3, 2016

4 ways to celebrate and take action on Global Tiger Day

An estimated 70 percent of tigers now live in only 0.5 percent of their historic range. The illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of their forest habitat... Read More

July 28, 2016