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Oregon Zoo panda cub update: It's a boy!

Video of Red Panda Cub Turns 6 Weeks Old Mei Mei's 6-week-old cub receives his first health checkup Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination of Mei Mei's 6-week-old red panda cub at the Oregon Zoo today, and answered a question that's been on a lot of people's minds: It's a boy! Mei Mei, a 4-year-old red panda at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to her cub on June 18. Since then, animal-care staff have been taking a hands-off approach, giving the mom and newborn as much... Read More
August 3, 2020

Oregon Zoo's newest resident is 11 feet high and rising

The Oregon Zoo's animal population gained 11 extra feet recently, all courtesy of Kiden, a female Masai giraffe recently arrived from South Carolina's Greenville Zoo. Read More
May 13, 2020

Caring for animals when the zoo is closed

How keepers care for animals when the zoo is closed. Read More
March 18, 2020

Zoo closes temporarily to help slow spread of COVID-19

The Oregon Zoo will be closing temporarily, effective Tuesday, March 17, following public health recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The zoo will... Read More
March 16, 2020

Giant sea-life sculptures wash ashore at Oregon Zoo

"Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," a series of giant sea-life sculptures made from ocean debris, debuted at the zoo this week. Read More
January 23, 2020

New 'Primate Forest' begins to take shape

With the new walls in place — 49 precast insulated panels, each 13 inches thick for energy efficiency and animal safety — work can begin on some of the habitat's... Read More
November 6, 2019