News: exhibit news

Tony the house cat lounges in the Oregon Zoo Catio.

The latest mews: Furry friends move in at Oregon Zoo Catio

Two friendly new felines have taken up temporary residence at the Oregon Zoo's Catio, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The Catio — a patio for cats — gives guests a chance to meet the zoo's cuddliest residents, learn how to create a catio environment at home and maybe even adopt a cat of their own. Read More
May 19, 2022
A western pond turtle hatchling is held in hand.

Oregon Zoo conservationists care for 23 tiny pond turtles

The Oregon Zoo's conservation lab is running on turtle power this week as 23 tiny northwestern pond turtles settle into their new home. Smaller than a walnut, the... Read More
October 8, 2021
rhino king in his habitat

Fit for a King: Zoo welcomes rhino royalty to new habitat

King, a 3,000-pound black rhinoceros, is making himself at home at the zoo’s new Rhino Ridge. Read More
October 1, 2021

Zoo offers expanded hours, programs as Oregon re-opens

As people begin returning to their favorite pre-pandemic pastimes, the Oregon Zoo is ready, with longer hours and a host of seasonal activities. Read More
July 8, 2021
A chimpanzee climbs a wooden structure at the Oregon Zoo's Primate Forest habitat.

Citizen oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

Despite a global pandemic, the Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting... Read More
May 7, 2021
Nora the polar bear swims in her new habitat at the Oregon Zoo.

Zoo's spring forecast: sunny with a chance of Nora

She made a big splash when she arrived here in 2016, and we missed her big-time when she went away. Now, as the Oregon Zoo puts the finishing touches on its new Polar... Read More
March 31, 2021