News: events

Zoo announces concert lineup, tickets go on sale 4/25

Merle Haggard recently turned 77. That same day, April 6, the Academy of Country Music awarded him its Crystal Milestone Award. Garth Brooks handed him the trophy and then George Strait and Miranda Lambert performed a medley of some of Haggard's best songs.

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April 18, 2014

At 52, 'elder statesman' Packy has his cake, eats it too

Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant in North America turned 52 today, and keepers presented the six-ton senior citizen with a cake to match the occasion: a 40-... Read More

April 14, 2014

'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual salute to pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 — and this year's event offers a chance to see... Read More

April 9, 2014

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 19, 2014

Zoo's grouchy lion dad is latest cat celeb on internet

Move over, Grumpy Cat. A new grouchy feline is taking over the Internet, and — based on his size, demeanor and species — he seems to have assumed pride of place.... Read More

March 12, 2014

African lion cubs venture out with dad for first time

He's a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy.

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March 6, 2014