News: arrivals and departures

African painted dog Ella welcomes first litter of pups

Ella, a 2-year-old African painted dog at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to a litter of pups over the Veterans Day weekend. According to keepers, the first-time mom and her new babies are doing well in their behind-the-scenes maternity den. This litter is the first offspring for Ella and the pups' father Juma, and the first of this endangered species to be born at the Oregon Zoo.

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November 15, 2018

Red alert: New lemurs join zoo conspiracy

The Oregon Zoo welcomed two red-ruffed lemurs this week. At 2 years old, twin sisters Thalia and Calliope are the youngest members of the family, and also the... Read More

November 9, 2018

Zoo says goodbye to beloved Amur tiger Mikhail

The Oregon Zoo is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its most beloved residents — Mikhail, a 300-pound Amur tiger whose playful exuberance belied his extreme old... Read More

October 30, 2018

Zoo mourns Borris, one of world's oldest, rarest big cats

Borris, a beloved Amur leopard who was one of the oldest of his extremely rare subspecies, will be remembered for his "one of a kind" spirit.

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October 10, 2018

Turtle power: Baby western pond turtles arrive at zoo

If good things come in small packages, it doesn't get much better than the 15 baby western pond turtles that arrived last week at the Oregon Zoo. Smaller than a... Read More

October 2, 2018

Winter is coming: Zoo welcomes new bontebok

Winter, a 3-year-old female bontebok — a species considered among the most beautiful of African antelope — debuted at the Oregon Zoo last week, where she will join... Read More

July 18, 2018