News: arrivals and departures

Orphaned river otter pup finds temporary home at zoo

A playful 10-week-old river otter pup has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo this summer after being orphaned along a roadside in Deer Island, Ore., last month. Read More
July 28, 2021

Zoo's spring forecast: sunny with a chance of Nora

She made a big splash when she arrived here in 2016, and we missed her big-time when she went away. Now, as the Oregon Zoo puts the finishing touches on its new Polar... Read More
March 31, 2021

First condor chick of season arrives with a surprise bonus

The first California condor chick of 2021 arrived in spectacular and surprising fashion this week at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, kicking... Read More
March 17, 2021

Nora's back! Beloved polar bear returns to Oregon Zoo

Nora is back! After spending the past few years at Utah's Hogle Zoo, the 5-year-old polar bear returned to the Oregon Zoo late yesterday and is settling in behind the... Read More
March 10, 2021

Red pandas Mei Mei and Pabu moving to Big Sky Country soon

They grow up so fast.... Last June, in a year when smiles were in big demand, Mei Mei the red panda surprised Oregon Zoo fans by giving birth to a tiny cub. Read More
February 25, 2021

Zoo prepares to welcome back Nora the polar bear

She made a big splash when she arrived here in 2016, and left a big bear-shaped hole in our hearts when she went away the following year. Now, as the Oregon Zoo puts the... Read More
January 27, 2021