News: exhibit news

Orphaned river otter finds home and health at Oregon Zoo

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup, orphaned last month near Cottage Grove, Ore., has just taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo. A passing motorist spotted the... Read More

July 7, 2015

Swallows move into construction zone, zoo has to wing it

Crews working to complete the Oregon Zoo's new Elephant Lands took an abrupt detour this month after staff discovered a pair of barn swallows raising chicks in an... Read More

June 18, 2015

Construction crews begin demo of zoo's old elephant barn

With the Oregon Zoo elephant family comfortably settled into the newly completed Forest Hall and North Meadow portions of Elephant Lands, construction crews this... Read More

June 9, 2015

Star Trek penguins get in the swim of things

Two 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 say.... Read More

June 8, 2015

Elephant Lands project earns 2 green building honors

The Oregon Zoo's efforts to improve animal welfare and sustainability — funded in large part through the community-supported 2008 zoo bond measure — drew major kudos... Read More

June 5, 2015