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Packy ventures out into South Habitat of Elephant Lands

At about 7:30 yesterday evening, the massive doors to Forest Hall opened slowly. The tip of a trunk lifted out to test the air, followed by a massive foot. Seconds later, a six-ton, 10 and a half foot-tall bull Asian elephant stepped out into the South Habitat of Elephant Lands for the first time.

Beloved polar bear Conrad is euthanized at Oregon Zoo

Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, was euthanized today after veterinarians determined a tumor on his liver was compromising his quality of life.

The science is in: Zoo is on right track with Elephant Lands

A special collection of peer-reviewed scientific research articles today confirmed what thousands of Oregon Zoo visitors have already seen: Elephant Lands, the visionary new home for Portland's beloved pachyderm family, represents a huge leap forward in terms of elephant welfare.

Zoo's new Elephant Lands earns LEED Gold certification

Elephant Lands, a world-class home for Portland's world-famous Asian elephant family, earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — an internationally recognized benchmark for sustainable building practices.

Birth of endangered piglet prompts squeals of joy at zoo

A 3-week-old Visayan warty pig — a species considered among the most endangered in the world — prompted squeals of joy from Oregon Zoo visitors yesterday as he explored his outdoor habitat for the first time, frolicking alongside his mom, Marge.

Zoo's popular Wildlife Live returns to central lawn

Change is in the air this summer at the Oregon Zoo's Wildlife Live program presented by Portland General Electric. The gracefully soaring raptors, wildlife conservation theme and lighthearted humor are back as usual, but this year's program also features some new animals and a much-anticipated return to the zoo's central lawn.

Chupacabra moves into carnivore ward at zoo vet center

An extra-large, long-legged rodent was found roaming the streets of Eugene last month and was taken in by the First Avenue Shelter. His owner was eventually identified, but the Greenhill Humane Society, which runs the shelter, arranged for Chupacabra to be transferred to the Oregon Zoo since the species requires specialized care.

No sleep till Boise: Zoo condor egg heads east to hatch

With so few California condors in existence, each new chick is vitally important to the survival of this critically endangered species, Walker said. Since there were no suitable foster parents available at the Jonsson Center, she knew she had to act quickly.

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