News: arrivals and departures

New kids on the block: 2-week-old goats debut at zoo

A trio of 2-week-old goats made their Oregon Zoo debut today, joining the resident chickens and adult goats in the zoo's Family Farm area.

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February 7, 2018

Salmon egg-stravaganza at Education Center Saturday

The salmon's annual return from the ocean might be the most iconic wildlife spectacle in the region — but equally intriguing, if not quite as splashy, are the salmon... Read More

January 10, 2018

Oregon Zoo Pupdate: Sea otter 805 gets a name

The orphaned sea otter that was given a home at the Oregon Zoo this month is no longer just a number. Known previously as "805" — the number assigned to him by... Read More

December 18, 2017

Rescued sea otter pup finds new home at Oregon Zoo

A small but boisterous sea otter pup, orphaned several weeks ago along the California coast, has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo this month.

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December 11, 2017

Zoo says goodbye Thelma, sea otter who beat the odds

Thelma, a sea otter at the Oregon Zoo who survived into old age with one lung and continually beat the odds, was humanely euthanized Saturday following a decline due... Read More

October 9, 2017

Last call for Nora: fans can see her through Sept. 10

She’s made a big splash since moving to Portland last fall, but it’s time to bid Nora the polar bear a fond Rose City farewell. The last day to see her at the Oregon... Read More

August 9, 2017