News: arrivals and departures

California condor chick gets help coming out of its shell

Since last month, five chicks have hatched at the zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation and two more chicks are on their way. Condor chicks usually emerge from their eggs on their own, but last week one of them, known as OZ07, needed an assist.

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April 18, 2018

Asian elephant Samson has a new home at the Oregon Zoo

Samson, a 19-year-old Asian elephant from ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M., arrived in town last night and caregivers are eager to welcome the extra-large... Read More

April 11, 2018

Exclusive 'Premium Plus' otters unveiled at Oregon Zoo

A bevy of “premium plus” otters made their debut today in the Oregon Zoo’s Great Northwest habitat to great fanfare. Up to 60 percent longer than their “original... Read More

April 1, 2018

Egg-cellent! Zoo welcomes first condor chicks of 2018

Two pairs of proud California condor parents welcomed new chicks at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation yesterday, kicking off what looks to be... Read More

March 19, 2018

Last call for hippos: Poppy and Bubbles move to Texas

They've been a fixture in Portland for almost two dozen years, but it's time to bid a fond Rose City farewell to hippos Mukenko and Kiboko. The last day to see the... Read More

March 13, 2018

Humboldt beginnings: Season's first penguin chick hatches

After spending a couple of peep-filled days emerging from its shell — and causing quite a stir on social media — a new chick joined the Oregon Zoo's Humboldt penguin... Read More

March 9, 2018