News: animal welfare

Backscratcher helps old leopard with hard-to-reach spots

When keepers at the Oregon Zoo noticed Borris, a geriatric Amur leopard, was having trouble grooming himself, they began using a backscratcher to assist with his daily routine.

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June 12, 2018

Zoo launches new web series about "Tiny Goat Visits"

Each episode of Tiny Goat Visits, which premiered last week on Facebook Watch, follows pygmy goat kids Ruth and Sonia as they meet different animals around the zoo... Read More

May 29, 2018

March of the penguins 2: Back to the penguinarium

After a monthlong stay in the polar bear habitat while repairs were made to their penguinarium, the zoo's 25 Humboldt penguins are marching home.

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May 11, 2018

When Chendra met Samson: new arrival gets to know herd

Visitors might hear some enthusiastic trumpeting around the Oregon Zoo this week as the resident Asian elephant family greets Samson, its newest member. After an... Read More

May 9, 2018

Zoo's rescued sea otter pup Lincoln meets old-timer Eddie

The zoo's geriatric sea otter, Eddie — who turned 20 last month — is hanging out with 6-month-old Lincoln now, and keepers say the pup's youthful exuberance should... Read More

April 24, 2018

Creative feeder toy has elephants reaching new heights

A creative new feeder, made from donated fire hose and mounted high upon a large wooden pole, made its debut in Elephant Lands this week.

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April 5, 2018