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Oregon Zoo welcomes new tiger sisters

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two tiger siblings are settling into their new home in Oregon. This week, the Oregon Zoo welcomed two new tigers, sisters Eloise and Bernadette. “We’re very excited to have Eloise and Bernadette here,” said Sara Morgan, a keeper in …

Oregon Zoo welcomes new Asian elephant

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Zoo is welcoming their newest resident, a four-ton pachyderm named Samson. The zoo said Samson is a 19-year-old Asian elephant from a zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He arrived in Portland Tuesday night and caregivers say they’re …

Orphaned sea otter gets new name

PORTLAND, Ore. – An orphaned sea otter residing at the Oregon Zoo got its new name this week. In late October, the tiny otter was found stranded in Morro Bay Harbor when he was less than two weeks old. He was unable …

Orphaned sea otter pup arrives at Oregon Zoo

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Zoo announced an orphaned sea otter rescued in California will call Oregon its new home. The otter pup, known for now as “805,” arrived in Portland Friday morning and is being cared for at the zoo’s Steller …

Oregon Zoo animals beat the heat

Portland, Ore. (NBCNC) – Humans aren’t the only ones looking for ways to beat the heat as temperatures in Oregon are soaring to record highs. The staff at the Oregon Zoo have been working hard to make sure its animals are remaining …

Nora the polar bear to leave Oregon

Portland, Ore. – A polar bear raised in Oregon will be relocated to Utah this fall. Nora the polar bear will move to the Hogle Zoo where caregivers plan to introduce her to Hope, another bear around her age. Nora was originally …

Otter pups go swimming at the Oregon Zoo

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNN) – River otter pups at the Oregon Zoo are getting swim lessons from mom. Born in late February, Nellie and Tucker started taking their first dips into the water this week. According to zookeepers, their mother Tilly begins each …