News: exhibit news

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.

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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.

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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... 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... Read More

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