News: animal welfare

Caring for animals when the zoo is closed

Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo's animal-welfare staff, explains how keepers care for animals when the zoo is closed. Read More
March 18, 2020

Morning workout keeps zoo porcupine looking sharp

At nearly 16 years old, Nolina is known for her daily power walks around the Oregon Zoo, which keep her looking sharp and feeling fit in her golden years. Read More
March 6, 2020

The story of Oregon Zoo Borneo elephant Chendra

Chendra was separated from her herd and nearly lost her life at a young age. She found a new family 8,000 miles away. Read More
February 20, 2020

World's oldest orangutan turns 60 at Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 60 this month. She is thought to be the oldest orangutan in the world. Read More
January 30, 2020

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... 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