Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination of Ella's 8-week-old pups at the Oregon Zoo today. There are 12 pups — six boys and six girls — and all are healthy and growing fast.
The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown, zoo officials said. The offer — which is effective immediately and will last throughout the shutdown — is also good for federal contractors who are affected.
The holidays aren't over yet! ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, is on for a few more evenings this week following a bright and busy run through November and December.
His hoops skills earned him worldwide fame throughout his golden years, but age finally caught up to Eddie, the Oregon Zoo's slam-dunking sea otter, who was humanely euthanized this morning following a decline related to his advanced years.