News: arrivals and departures

Pupdate: It's 6 girls and 6 boys for painted dog Ella!

Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination of Ella's 8-week-old pups at the Oregon Zoo today. There are 12 pups — six boys and six girls — and all are healthy and growing fast.

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January 10, 2019

Zoo forecast: Cloudy with a slight chance of pups

Ella’s pups have begun to explore the outdoor portion of the Oregon Zoo’s African painted dog habitat, but only for short periods and not according to a set schedule... Read More

December 27, 2018

Zoo says goodbye to Eddie, the slam-dunking sea otter

His hoops skills earned him worldwide fame throughout his golden years, but age finally caught up to Eddie, the Oregon Zoo's slam-dunking sea otter, who was humanely... Read More

December 20, 2018

Zoo welcomes new baby goat kid to Family Farm

Born on November 24 at the zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, the new kid, whose name is Bruce Wayne, can be seen exploring his surroundings at the... Read More

December 12, 2018

Painted dog update: Ella's pups are on the move

African painted dog Ella's month-old litter of pups are on their feet and growing fast.

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December 10, 2018

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... Read More

November 15, 2018