News: exhibit news

Zoo polar bears will use 'slinky' to warm up elephants

Polar bears like it cool, elephants like it warm and the Oregon Zoo likes it sustainable. Now, zoo construction crews have begun work on a project that will let these two endangered species keep each other's thermostats at comfy levels via an innovative high-tech system buried 12 feet underground.

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September 3, 2014

Cotton-top tamarins go on view in zoo's 'Fragile Forests'

Starting today, Oregon Zoo visitors can see three cotton-top tamarins — a species of small New World monkey named for the striking crest of long white hair on their... Read More

August 28, 2014

Firefighters' gift is a boon for zoo's simian senior citizens

In case you needed another reason to love firefighters: They're now helping senior-citizen primates at the Oregon Zoo kick back in style. This month, the Clackamas... Read More

August 25, 2014

Young elephants enjoy wallow at zoo's new 'club mud'

As work continues on the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in... Read More

August 12, 2014

New cotton-top tamarins move in next to chimps

The Oregon Zoo's three cotton-top tamarins are doing well and have moved to a newly refurbished space in the zoo's Fragile Forests area, near the chimpanzees, where... Read More

August 8, 2014

Bring your trunks! Zoo elephants enjoy family swim

As temperatures at the Oregon Zoo soared near the 100-degree mark last week, Asian elephant Rose-Tu did what a lot of moms do on hot afternoons: took her kids for a... Read More

July 8, 2014