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Tag: Oregon Zoo

Zoo News is Good News: Zoo welcomes baby colobus monkey

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo welcomes baby colobus monkey

By Oregon Zoo Staff The Oregon Zoo’s primate family grew by a pound a few weeks ago as colobus monkeys Violet and Kiku welcomed a new baby. The newborn colobus monkey is thriving and can already be seen peeking a pink face out from the safety of its mom’s fur. “Colobus monkeys make wonderful parents,” […]

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Zoo News is Good News: New kid on the rock, Mountain goat Sassy has a baby

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: New kid on the rock, Mountain goat Sassy has a baby

By Oregon Zoo Staff Visitors don’t need to go far to see the Oregon Zoo’s newest resident: a precocious newborn mountain goat. Sassy, one of the zoo’s adult mountain goats, gave birth May 19, and can be seen with her new kid amid the rocky crags of the Cascade Crest habitat just past the zoo’s […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Lucky Asian Elephant Samson has a new home at the Oregon Zoo

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Lucky Asian Elephant Samson has a new home at the Oregon Zoo

By Oregon Zoo Staff Portland’s prodigious pachyderm family just got four tons bigger. Samson, a 19-year-old Asian elephant from ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M., arrived in town last month and caregivers are eager to welcome the extra-large newcomer into the Oregon Zoo herd. Keepers hope Samson can serve as a “big brother” to the […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo to study pika populations after Eagle Creek Fire

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo to study pika populations after Eagle Creek Fire

By Oregon Zoo Staff Every summer, Cascades Pika Watch — a collaboration of organizations and individual pika researchers convened by the Oregon Zoo — hits the trails to monitor pikas in the Cascade mountain range. This year, thanks to a Citizen Science grant from the U.S. Forest Service, the group has a special mission: to […]

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Zoo News is Good News: New kids on the block

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: New kids on the block

By Oregon Zoo Staff Some adorable baby goats made their Oregon Zoo debut last month, joining the resident chickens and adult goats in the zoo’s Family Farm area. The tiny new arrivals, born Jan. 20 at a local farm and adopted by the zoo, had a one-week settling-in period at the zoo’s veterinary medical center, […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Rescued Sea Otter Pup Finds New Home

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Rescued Sea Otter Pup Finds New Home

By Oregon Zoo Staff A small but boisterous sea otter pup, orphaned last fall along the California coast, has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo. The pup, rescued in late October by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sea otter care team, was stranded in Morro Bay Harbor when he was less than 2 weeks old. Unable […]

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Zoo News is Good News: 5 Pro Tips for a Luminous ZooLights Experience

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: 5 Pro Tips for a Luminous ZooLights Experience

By Oregon Zoo Staff ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo’s walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights runs through Jan. 7 and it’s more popular than ever. Zoo guest services manager Ivan Ratcliff offers the following tips to save money, avoid lines and get the most enjoyment out of your ZooLights experience. […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Awards $25,000 in Grants for Northwest Conservation

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Awards $25,000 in Grants for Northwest Conservation

By Oregon Zoo Staff California condors, western pond turtles, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded $25,000 among six regional conservation efforts through its Future for Wildlife grant program. “The Pacific Northwest Future for Wildlife program works locally to […]

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Zoo News is Good News: National Awards For Excellence, Zoo Wins …Again!

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: National Awards For Excellence, Zoo Wins …Again!

By Oregon Zoo Staff The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this fall, earning two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums — one for conservation work on behalf of imperiled California condors and another recognizing excellence in exhibit design for Elephant Lands. The awards were […]

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Zoo News is Good News: This ‘Sassy’ Mountain Goat Loves to Play

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: This ‘Sassy’ Mountain Goat Loves to Play

By Oregon Zoo Staff Lounging or grazing among the rocky crags of their Cascade Crest habitat, the Oregon Zoo mountain goats are sometimes so still that they’re easy to miss. But, as some visitors know, there’s a whole other side to this impressive alpine species. Zoo curator Amy Cutting recently got iPhone video of the […]

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