News: exhibit news

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 her new babies are doing well in their behind-the-scenes maternity den. This litter is the first offspring for Ella and the pups' father Juma, and the first of this endangered species to be born at the Oregon Zoo.

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November 15, 2018

Get up close, personal with new animal encounters

Starting this month, guests can get up-close and personal with even more of the zoo's residents through new animal encounters like "Amazing Aardvark" and "All About... Read More

October 29, 2018

Walls come down as zoo sets stage for new Polar Passage

The last section of wall has been demolished at the zoo's former polar bear area, clearing the way for Polar Passage, a brand-new habitat set to open in 2020.

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October 16, 2018

Conspiracy theory: Lemurs arrive at Oregon Zoo

Two black-and-white ruffed lemurs and three ringed-tailed lemurs have moved in to the zoo's primate area, next-door to the white-cheeked gibbons.

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June 20, 2018

Double the fun: Zoo welcomes second mountain goat kid

The only thing cuter than one baby mountain goat? Two baby mountain goats.

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June 18, 2018

New Humboldt penguin chicks' pool time going swimmingly

The Oregon Zoo's two fluffy Humboldt penguin chicks are leaving the nest this week and hitting the pool.

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May 16, 2018