News: animal welfare

Zoo's spring forecast: sunny with a chance of Nora

She made a big splash when she arrived here in 2016, and we missed her big-time when she went away. Now, as the Oregon Zoo puts the finishing touches on its new Polar Passage habitat, Nora the polar bear is back! Read More
March 31, 2021

Snow day! Oregon Zoo animals enjoy romp in wintry blast

It was a winter wonderland at the Oregon Zoo today, as animals romped around in the season’s first major snowfall. Read More
February 12, 2021

Every little bat helps: 3 rare 'Rod' bat babies born at zoo

Three Rodrigues flying foxes are being raised at the Oregon Zoo this month, adding to the growing population of a bat species once considered the most imperiled on the... Read More
January 21, 2021

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Heather Brittingham

Vet tech Heather Brittingham joined the Oregon Zoo in March 2019. She proudly identifies as a “laboratory nerd” and enjoys the challenges and puzzles she encounters in a... Read More
November 5, 2020

Chimps explore their new digs at the zoo's Primate Forest

Construction of Primate Forest, the Oregon Zoo's ambitious new habitat for chimpanzees and orangutans, is nearly complete, and the chimps are already making themselves... Read More
October 29, 2020

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Howloween

Some of the world's largest land animals demolished a couple of the area's largest pumpkins this morning, during the Oregon Zoo's 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 23, 2020