News: animal welfare

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

New 'cheetahpult' helps zoo's speediest residents stay fit

A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo's cheetahs toward a new level of fitness.

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August 16, 2018

Oregon Zoo keepers care for orangutans in Borneo

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation rescues displaced, injured and orphaned orangutans. Most are rehabilitated and released back to the wild but some of them,... Read More

July 26, 2018

A happy, hoppy playdate for zoo's two mountain goat kids

A lot of happy hopping could be seen at the Oregon Zoo Friday when a pair of mountain goat kids, both just weeks old, met each other for the first time.

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July 12, 2018

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... Read More

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