News: exhibit news

True grit: Zoo searches world for perfect 'elephant sand'

When Rose-Tu, Lily and the rest of Portland's elephant family ambled into a portion of their new digs at the Oregon Zoo this week, they were taking a big step into... Read More

February 26, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More

February 26, 2014

Zoo digs out, plans to reopen for Feb. 11 'Second Tuesday'

After a record February snowfall shuttered the Oregon Zoo over the past four days, officials say the popular destination is set to reopen in time for its monthly... Read More

February 10, 2014

River otter Molalla is all grown up, moving to Seattle

They grow up so fast.... On Jan. 28, 2013, Molalla, the first river otter to be born at the Oregon Zoo, arrived. Weighing just 4 ounces, unable to see or walk, let... Read More

January 17, 2014

Condors of the Columbia habitat nears completion

Four stories, a "magic food room" and a carcass-friendly swimming pool: it's all included in the condor-minium. Construction on Condors of the Columbia — a new... Read More

January 16, 2014