News: animal welfare

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

Zoo partners with Banfield Pet Hospital on 'Big Cat Care'

Whether you're caring for a 500-pound African lion or a cuddly 10-pound tabby, many elements of essential cat care remain the same.

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March 27, 2018

Eddie the slam-dunking sea otters turns 20

Eddie, the Oregon Zoo's ultra-geriatric sea otter, turned 20 today, but keepers and basketball experts agree: He can still dunk with the best of them and might even... Read More

March 2, 2018

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 58

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 58 this month and is the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 31, 2018

Second Chances: River otter Tilly

Our ongoing Second Chances series looks at animals that faced life-threatening challenges but found help, hope or homes at the Oregon Zoo. Every day, thousands of... Read More

January 11, 2018

Rescued sea otter pup finds new home at Oregon Zoo

A small but boisterous sea otter pup, orphaned several weeks ago along the California coast, has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo this month.

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December 11, 2017