News: exhibit news

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

Walls go up for largest building in zoo history

Construction crews reached a turning point on Elephant Lands today as the most challenging tall walls of the new indoor holding area were completed. With its solid... Read More

June 30, 2014

Humboldt penguin chicks get in the swim of things

The three 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... Read More

June 27, 2014

Make way for ducklings: Northen shovelers hatch at zoo

Six downy puffballs — aka northern shoveler ducklings — hatched at the Oregon Zoo on Sunday, and they're already stealing the hearts of visitors. The sextuplet can... Read More

June 25, 2014

Zoo welcomes summer with new otter, special programs

Summer officially starts this weekend, and the Oregon Zoo will usher in the season with frisky new otter pup and a host of seasonal special events.

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June 20, 2014