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Zoo to celebrate red apes on World Orangutan Day

On Aug. 19, the Oregon Zoo celebrates World Orangutan Day with activities highlighting these endangered great apes and what people can do to help in them survive in... Read More

August 18, 2015

Five ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Portland's beloved elephant family is getting a brand new home, but around the world elephants are facing serious trouble.

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August 12, 2015

River otter pup makes surprise debut at zoo's 2nd Tuesday

Little Pudding — the 4-month-old river otter orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore. — made a brief debut in the zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat at a little... Read More

August 11, 2015

5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More

August 7, 2015

Artist brings color-shifting sculptures to zoo's Elephant Lands

The Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands, now in its final stages of construction, is raising the bar for elephant care across the country — but not everything noteworthy... Read More

August 5, 2015
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