News: animal welfare

Facts about Borneo elephant Chendra

Following the euthanasia of 54-year-old Asian elephant Packy, several groups have published misleading information online about another member of the Oregon Zoo herd, Chendra. Headlines such as "Don't Let Chendra Die Like Packy Did – Sign Petition to Send Her to Sanctuary" are sensationalized clickbait. They also detract from the real situation facing Borneo elephants, and the circumstances that brought Chendra here.

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February 22, 2017

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 57

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 57 this month and is the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 30, 2017

2016's top stories of conservation, cuteness and care

From a tough-as-nails California condor to a playful young polar bear, 2016 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon... Read More

December 12, 2016

Packy's TB treatment suspended; Zoo weighs next steps

Oregon Zoo animal-care staff have suspended tuberculosis treatment and are consulting outside experts as they consider next steps in caring for the elderly Asian... Read More

December 2, 2016

Oregon Zoo, Banfield team up on cat enrichment guide

Your cat may think he's king of the jungle as he stalks through your potted plants, pouncing on leaves — or rather, prey. Actually, our domestic companions do have a... Read More

November 21, 2016

A home makeover for Washington Park train, elephants

Two of Washington Park's best-known residents — Peggy the train and Lily the elephant — received big home makeovers yesterday.

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November 16, 2016