Preliminary test results suggest Sung-Surin, a 34-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, is positive for tuberculosis, animal-care staff learned yesterday, and veterinarians are preparing to start her on an appropriate treatment regimen.
Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, April 15, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring for all ages. Rabbit Romp is sponsored in part by the Oregon College Savings Plan and is free with regular zoo admission.
Much as the Oregon Zoo presents a world of natural wonders, so the 2017 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts offer a far-ranging array of musical marvels, from influential Americana to Croatian classical crossover to a Brazilian take on Bowie.
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 their rocky Cascade Crest habitat near the zoo's entrance.
Renowned ecologist, wildlife photographer and insect expert Mark E. Moffett will be at the Oregon Zoo March 4 talking bugs. Moffett — known to fans as Dr. Bugs — will be presenting "Insect Tales" as the first installment of Wildlife Talks, a new zoo speaker series presented by KinderCare Education.
Packy, who made headlines during the Kennedy era as the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today. At nearly 55, he was the oldest male of his species in North America.