News: animal welfare

Snow days bring the animals a new world to explore

Some species are winter specialists, others are just curious, and choose come out to explore.

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February 8, 2019

The story of Borneo elephant Chendra

Chendra was separated from her herd and nearly lost her life at a young age. She found a new family 8,000 miles away.

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October 20, 2018

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 19, 2018

Rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrates first birthday

Happy squeaks could be heard throughout Steller Cove this week as rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrated his first birthday in style — with a special frozen shrimp... Read More

October 17, 2018

You otter know: Zoo to host otter keeper workshop

If a group of otters is called a bevy, what do you call a group of otter keepers? The Oregon Zoo is about to find out, as it hosts the eighth biennial Otter Keeper... Read More

October 8, 2018

Oregon Zoo finds home for streetwise African porcupine

After more than a year and a half on the streets of Spanaway, Wash., a rare Cape porcupine has found a temporary home at the Oregon Zoo.

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September 21, 2018