News: exhibit news

Caring for animals when the zoo is closed

Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo's animal-welfare staff, explains 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

Meet Flora and Hobson: Rescued river otter pups get names

The 3-month-old orphaned pups will be called Flora and Hobson, after Oregon waterways Floras Lake and Hobson Creek. Read More
June 26, 2019

Snow days bring the animals a new world to explore

Some species are winter specialists, others are just curious, and choose come out to explore. Read More
February 8, 2019