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.
From a tough-as-nails California condor to a playful young polar bear, 2016 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at 10 of the year's most memorable stories.
Oregon Zoo animal-care staff have suspended tuberculosis treatment and are consulting outside experts as they consider next steps in caring for the elderly Asian elephant Packy. At 54, Packy is the oldest male of his species on the continent, and one of the oldest on the planet.
Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, could make her Northwest debut this week — but Oregon Zoo keepers say viewing opportunities will be up to Nora herself.