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The 'cuteness' returns: Zoo welcomes back Pacific lamprey

Pacific lamprey returned to the zoo this month, offering guests another chance to see one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest species. Read More
June 28, 2022
Lions snuggle in fresh bedding in their habitat

Talking scents: New lion enrichment is on the nose

To engage the big cats, caregivers have been taking straw bedding from the zoo’s mountain goat area and placing it in the lion habitat. Read More
June 23, 2022
Porcupine Nolina visits the harbor seal habitat

Morning workouts keep elderly porcupine looking sharp

Porcupine Nolina, who turns 18 next week, is known for her morning power walks. Read More
June 15, 2022

Zoo Welcomes Ten Tiny Pond Turtle Hatchlings

The zoo is “head-starting” the endangered turtles, caring for them until next spring when they will be large enough to have a fighting chance in the wild. Read More
June 10, 2022
Polar bears Nora and Amelia Gray play at the Oregon Zoo.

Scientists test bear laser at zoo's Polar Passage

Biologists working with the Oregon Zoo last month had the chance to see polar bears Nora and Amelia Gray in a new light: a laser beam. Read More
June 2, 2022
A white hand holds a small turtle outside

Zoo, partners return endangered turtles to wild

With the help of volunteers, wildlife officials and a local Girl Scout troop, the zoo returned 23 endangered turtles to the Columbia River Gorge. Read More
May 31, 2022