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Zoo heartbroken as 6-year-old Lily succumbs to virus

The Oregon Zoo is in mourning today following the sudden and unexpected loss of Lily, the youngest of the zoo elephant family, one day before her sixth birthday. Despite exhaustive efforts by veterinarians and care staff to save her, Lily succumbed late last night to a sudden onset of endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a rapidly progressing and often fatal disease to which calves are particularly susceptible.

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November 30, 2018

Zoo names hospitality expert as new deputy director

Utpal Passi, formerly vice president of guest relations at the Philadelphia Zoo, joined the Oregon Zoo this month as the new deputy director of operations.

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November 26, 2018

Zoo hacks: 6 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights opens for its 30th season on Nov. 21 and it's more popular... Read More

November 20, 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

Director’s statement on misinformation in anti-zoo campaign

The worldviews of animal and wildlife advocates are as varied as their chosen causes, from animal rights to habitat conservation.

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October 22, 2018

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 19, 2018