Zoo mourns loss of Mochica, one of world's oldest penguins

The Oregon Zoo bid a sad farewell over the weekend to Mochica, elder statesman of the Humboldt penguin colony and a distinguished seabird ambassador for more than three decades. At 31 years old, he was one of the oldest — and best loved — penguins on the planet. Read More
September 7, 2021

Bringing back Oregon’s sea otters: A Q&A with Peter Hatch

For thousands of years, sea otters played an important role in the cultures of Oregon's coastal people. We spoke with Siletz tribal member Peter Hatch about his... Read More
August 30, 2021

Hundreds of endangered frogs hop back to wetlands home

Hundreds of northern leopard frogs reared at the Oregon Zoo are hopping back into the wild this month, thanks to a collaborative effort to save one of the last remaining... Read More
August 12, 2021

Zoo sends hundreds of endangered butterflies into wild

With forecasts calling for another hot week ahead, hundreds of the Oregon Zoo's tiniest residents are heading for the coast. Read More
August 9, 2021

Zoo partners with Banfield Pet Hospital on 'Ask a Vet" series

Ever wondered why your animal companions act the way they do? Or what it's like to give a cheetah a dental exam? Read More
August 3, 2021

Orphaned river otter pup finds temporary home at zoo

A playful 10-week-old river otter pup has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo this summer after being orphaned along a roadside in Deer Island, Ore., last month. Read More
July 28, 2021
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