News: animal welfare

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 58

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 58 this month and is the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 31, 2018

Second Chances: River otter Tilly

Our ongoing Second Chances series looks at animals that faced life-threatening challenges but found help, hope or homes at the Oregon Zoo. Every day, thousands of... Read More

January 11, 2018

Rescued sea otter pup finds new home at Oregon Zoo

A small but boisterous sea otter pup, orphaned several weeks ago along the California coast, has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo this month.

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December 11, 2017

Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's Amur tiger Mikhail turned 19 today, and keepers treated the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday with assorted party favors and jack-o'-lanterns... Read More

October 31, 2017

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 28-29, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The... Read More

October 25, 2017

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 19, 2017