News: animal welfare

Zoo cares for Asian elephant Chendra after miscarriage

Oregon Zoo animal staff are providing around-the-clock care and some extra TLC this week for Chendra, a 26-year-old Asian elephant whose long-hoped-for pregnancy has ended in miscarriage, veterinarians say. Read More
September 25, 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

Elderly seal 'Sterling' gets some senior swim therapy

The oldest seal in the Oregon Zoo family at 32, Sterling's care team goes to great lengths — and depths — to keep her feeling healthy and fit. Read More
May 17, 2019

She's got game: Sea otter Juno keeps fit by shooting hoops

Trail Blazers' guard Damian Lillard isn't the only local hoops star to make a big splash this season. Oregon Zoo keepers say Juno the sea otter can dunk with the best of... Read More
May 8, 2019

Elephant Samson has fun in the sun with a pool party

Samson, the 20-year-old male of the Asian elephant family, made a splash this week in the pool at Elephant Lands. Read More
May 2, 2019