News: animal welfare

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Margot Monti

A “typical” day at work is anything but typical for Oregon Zoo veterinary technician Margot Monti. From giving a western pond turtle a CT scan to helping keepers train a cheetah to voluntarily allow a blood draw, Monti has seen a great deal in 26 years at the zoo. Read More
June 24, 2020

Zoo helps find home for 8-week-old cougar cub

A tiny, orphaned cougar cub with a big appetite made a brief stop at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary medical center this week. The cub — an 8-week-old male with a fuzzy,... Read More
June 17, 2020

Veterinary spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Kelly Flaminio

From a hornbill hatchling exam to a sea otter weigh-in, Dr. Kelly Flaminio has seen it all in her nine years as a veterinarian at the Oregon Zoo. We talked with her to... Read More
May 6, 2020

A refreshing swim when the world is too much to bear

As a stretch of sunny spring weather settles around Portland this week, 10-year-old Takoda did what many youngsters do on warm afternoons: headed for his wading pool to... Read More
May 5, 2020

Caring for animals when the zoo is closed

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