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What we know so far about passing of Carl Ross Sr.

Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of Carl Ross Sr., who passed away at the zoo last month. They have experienced a tremendous loss and it is understandable that they want to know what happened. We are continuing to look for answers as well. The county medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death, and zoo staff have been trying to determine how and why Mr. Ross might have entered the construction area. Read More
August 23, 2019

Director's statement on Endangered Species Act rule changes

This week, federal agencies published rule changes that will cripple the Endangered Species Act, our nation’s most effective tool in the fight against extinction. Read More
August 16, 2019

The cuteness is here: Zoo welcomes Pacific lamprey

Five Pacific lamprey moved into the Cascade Stream building in the Great Northwest area earlier this month, and the ancient fish are making themselves right at home. Read More
August 5, 2019

Tilly and the pups: Orphaned otters meet for the first time

Tilly, the zoo's adult river otter, joined a pair of 3-month-old orphaned pups outside in the Cascade Crest habitat for the first time this week and much happy squeaking... Read More
July 24, 2019

Flock this way: Baby flamingo chicks learn to walk

The Oregon Zoo's bird family was tickled pink this week as five fluffy baby flamingos learned to walk. Read More
July 19, 2019

Zoo, partners send 1,600 endangered butterflies into wild

Throughout July, zoo butterfly conservationists and partners will release more than 1,600 Oregon silverspot caterpillars in an effort to stabilize declining populations... Read More
July 18, 2019