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Don Moore — aka 'Dr. Don' — to retire from zoo this summer

Oregon Zoo director Dr. Don Moore has announced his plans to retire this summer, capping off an illustrious 45-year career in zoo management, animal-welfare science and... Read More
August 3, 2020

Oregon Zoo panda cub update: It's a boy!

Video of Red Panda Cub Turns 6 Weeks Old Mei Mei's 6-week-old cub receives his first health checkup Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination... Read More
August 3, 2020

Zoo, partners return endangered turtles to the wild

Summer's just heating up in Portland, but for 23 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a nine-month stretch of warm days and nights is drawing to an end. Read More
July 30, 2020

Zoo Animal Presenter becomes a teacher

Olesya Tipikina was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4. Growing up, she had a passion for the outdoors and... Read More
July 15, 2020

Oregon Zoo set to reopen with added safety measures

After closing for nearly four months to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Oregon Zoo plans to reopen this week, welcoming back visitors for the first time since mid-... Read More
July 6, 2020