News: animal welfare

Rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrates first birthday

Happy squeaks could be heard throughout Steller Cove this week as rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrated his first birthday in style — with a special frozen shrimp cake and a swim in his favorite pool.

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October 17, 2018

The story of Borneo elephant Chendra

Chendra was separated from her herd and nearly lost life at a young age. She found a new family 8,000 miles away.

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October 9, 2018

You otter know: Zoo to host otter keeper workshop

If a group of otters is called a bevy, what do you call a group of otter keepers? The Oregon Zoo is about to find out, as it hosts the eighth biennial Otter Keeper... Read More

October 8, 2018

Oregon Zoo finds home for streetwise African porcupine

After more than a year and a half on the streets of Spanaway, Wash., a rare Cape porcupine has found a temporary home at the Oregon Zoo.

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September 21, 2018

Josie the sloth helps her fans protect wildlife

Josie the sloth was a victim of the exotic pet trade. Now she helps her fans protect wildlife.

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September 11, 2018

Social climber: Zoo's baby colobus monkey is up and at 'em

A gravity-defying acrobatics show debuted at the Oregon Zoo this week as a 2-month-old colobus monkey began learning to climb.

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August 17, 2018