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News: animal welfare

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Heather Brittingham

Vet tech Heather Brittingham joined the Oregon Zoo in March 2019. She proudly identifies as a “laboratory nerd” and enjoys the challenges and puzzles she encounters in a zoo veterinary setting. In addition to her full-time job, she is completing her master's degree in biology from the University of Miami. Read More
November 5, 2020

Chimps explore their new digs at the zoo's Primate Forest

Construction of Primate Forest, the Oregon Zoo's ambitious new habitat for chimpanzees and orangutans, is nearly complete, and the chimps are already making themselves... Read More
October 29, 2020

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Howloween

Some of the world's largest land animals demolished a couple of the area's largest pumpkins this morning, during the Oregon Zoo's 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 23, 2020

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... 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