News: exhibit news

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 amenities. 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

World's oldest orangutan turns 59 at Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 59 this month. She is thought to be the oldest orangutan in the world. Read More
January 30, 2019

Pupdate: It's 6 girls and 6 boys for painted dog Ella!

Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination of Ella's 8-week-old pups at the Oregon Zoo today. There are 12 pups — six boys and six girls — and... Read More
January 10, 2019

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... Read More
November 15, 2018