News: arrivals and departures

The 'cuteness' returns: Zoo welcomes back Pacific lamprey

Pacific lamprey returned to the zoo this month, offering guests another chance to see one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest species. Read More
June 28, 2022
Julianne the chimpanzee walks across green grass

Zoo provides new home for retiring chimp group

The zoo welcomes five new chimpanzees to its recently opened Primate Forest habitat. Read More
May 24, 2022
orangutan Kitra holds her baby Jolene

It's a girl! Orangutan baby 'Jolene' makes zoo debut

Kitra's 3-week-old baby will be called Jolene. Read More
May 6, 2022
Kitra holds her newborn baby

Zoo welcomes new Bornean orangutan baby

20-year-old Bornean orangutan Kitra gave birth to a new baby on April 13. Read More
April 15, 2022
Bontebok calf with her mom standing outside on grass

Off and running: 2-month-old bontebok makes zoo debut

Tutula, a rare African antelope calf, frolicked around her outdoor habitat for first time with her mom. Read More
April 7, 2022
Chimpanzee Leah gazes into the distance

Zoo says goodbye to elderly chimp Leah

At 47, Leah was one of the oldest and most beloved residents of the Oregon Zoo. Read More
April 4, 2022