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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 hatchlings are extremely vulnerable to predators. To give them a fighting chance, the little hatchlings are temporarily brought in from the wild and reared in the zoo's turtle conservation lab until they're big enough to go back to the pond. Read More
October 8, 2021

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

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

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

Nora's back! Beloved polar bear returns to Oregon Zoo

Nora is back! After spending the past few years at Utah's Hogle Zoo, the 5-year-old polar bear returned to the Oregon Zoo late yesterday and is settling in behind the... Read More
March 10, 2021