News: exhibit news

Changing their spots: Zoo welcomes two new cheetahs

Mary Jane and Darlene, a pair of young female cheetahs from San Diego Zoo Safari Park, have moved in — while Ranger and Strike, the 7-year-old male cheetahs who formerly lived here, made the return trip to San Diego.

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July 11, 2017

Citizen-oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More

April 13, 2017

Young mountain goat Sassy has new home at Oregon Zoo

Sassy, a young mountain goat nanny from Calgary, Alberta, has joined the Oregon Zoo family, spending much of the past two weeks with male mountain goat Honovi in... Read More

March 7, 2017

Otter babies: River otter Tilly is raising 2 new pups

Tilly, a North American river otter, is raising two tiny pups, born Feb. 26 at the Oregon Zoo. The new arrivals — one male and one female — weighed around 4 ounces... Read More

March 6, 2017

Humboldt beginnings: Season's first penguin chick hatches

A new chick joined the Oregon Zoo's Humboldt penguin colony this week, and he or she may have a sibling in the next couple days.

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December 13, 2016

Late fall forecast: Rainy with a slight chance of Nora

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, could make her Northwest debut this week — but... Read More

November 28, 2016