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Oregon Zoo Has New Director

Dec. 28, 2009 10:22 a.m.

Metro announced Monday that the Oregon Zoo has a new director.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | local | Ecotrope

Cameras Catch Hatching Penguin At Oregon Zoo

April 11, 2013 4:38 p.m.

The hatching of a baby penguin was recently caught on camera, zookeepers at the Oregon Zoo announced.

family-activities | local

Oregon Zoo Euthanizes Elderly Chimp 'Coco'

Nov. 30, 2012 9:05 p.m.

On the same day they announced the birth of a new elephant, officials at the Oregon Zoo said an elderly chimpanzee was euthanized.


Oregon Zoo Elephant Rose-Tu 'Expecting'

Oct. 20, 2011 7:43 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo's 17-year-old Asian Elephant Rose-Tu is pregnant, zoo officials say.

News | local | Animals

Oregon Zoo Opens New Education Center

March 3, 2017 9:48 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo opened a $17 million education center that will be an entry point for school visits and house some of the zoo's signature education programs.

News | local

Oregon Zoo Tickled Pink Over Flamingos

Feb. 12, 2013 9:21 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo has 21 new flamingos from a zoo in San Antonio, Texas. The birds will go on display next month.

Oregon Zoo Names New Baby Elephant 'Lily'

Dec. 10, 2012 9:06 p.m.

After a vote by the public, the Oregon Zoo has named a new baby elephant born to Rose-Tu "Lily."


Oregon Zoo Confirms Company Owns Elephant Calf

Dec. 4, 2012 6:45 p.m.

Oregon Zoo director Kim Smith says there are no immediate plans to move a newborn elephant calf away from the herd. But zoo officials also confirmed a Seattle Times report that the zoo does not own the animal.

News | local

Oregon Zoo Hires Three New Veterinarians

June 2, 2014 10:34 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo has hired three new veterinarians in advance of a visit next month by the standards and practices group, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

News | local

Oregon Zoo Polar Bears Celebrate 30th

Dec. 1, 2014 11:12 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo polar bears, Conrad and Tasul, celebrated their 30th birthday on Monday.

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Should Packy Stay At The Oregon Zoo?

April 11, 2014 7:40 p.m.

As the Oregon Zoo celebrates the 52nd birthday of Packy the elephant, an animal rights group says it's time to send him to live in an elephant sanctuary.

Arts | Music

Seu Jorge Presents the Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie

May 3, 2017 9:51 p.m.

Seu Jorge presents the Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie at the Oregon Zoo.

Oregon Field Guide


July 17, 2008 8:30 p.m.

An Oregon Zoo program will introduce more California Condors into the wild.

Oregon Art Beat

Rama, The Painting Elephant

May 20, 2004 5 p.m.

Rama, an elephant at the Oregon Zoo elephant, uses his trunk to make paintings.

Oregon Field Guide

Zoo Workers

Aug. 30, 2007 8:30 p.m.

Meet the dedicated team of vets at the Oregon Zoo as they face a challenging work day.


Win Femi Kuti tickets!

July 1, 2010 10:20 p.m.

Femi Kuti plays the Oregon Zoo Friday night, and we're giving away tickets. Read on to find out how to enter.

Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | Music

Win Tickets To Seu Jorge's Tribute To David Bowie

June 1, 2017 1:30 p.m.

The Brazilian singer and actor performs at the Oregon Zoo June 21. Here's how you can win tickets to the show.


Steve Berlin's Five Song Serenade

Aug. 16, 2013 9:40 p.m.

Best known as a part of Los Lobos, the multi-instrumentalist has also been increasingly visible as a producer in recent years. He joined us ahead of Los Lobos' recent show at the Oregon Zoo for the latest in our guest DJ series.

Think Out Loud

A Hard Look At Elephants In Captivity

Dec. 5, 2012 8:30 p.m.

Editor's Note: Both the Oregon Zoo and the Have Trunk Will Travel company have made it clear that the newborn baby elephant will remain at the zoo. In light of this development, our segment today will take a broader look at elephants living and breeding in captivity. The Seattle Times has published a contract (pdf) between the Oregon Zoo and a compay called Have Trunk Will Travel which stipluates that the baby elephant born at the zoo Friday does not actually belong to the zoo. The female baby's mother, Rose-Tu, is owned by the zoo but her father, Tusko, belongs to Have Trunk Will Travel. According to the contract, the second, fourth and sixth offspring of the pachyderm couple belong to the company, as of 30 days after their birth. The calf born Friday is their second.  A statement from the Oregon Zoo says,

It is true that, per the contract, Have Trunk Will Travel is designated the official owner once the calf has lived 30 days, but that does not mean they take possession of her.

Oregon Field Guide

Zoo Vet

Oct. 25, 2007 8:30 p.m.

Meet a Portland man who played a large role in changing how zoos handle animals.

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