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Bright way to save: Zoo doubles MAX discount

Beginning Friday, Dec. 19, visitors who take MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo's annual light display will receive a $3 discount on their admission (proof of ridership required).

Zoo hacks: 4 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

This year marks the 27th ZooLights for Ratcliff, who started working at the zoo in 1982 and has been involved with the light display since its inception. We checked in with him and gleaned these four tips to save money, avoid lines and get the most enjoyment out of your ZooLights experience.

Zoo marks b-day of oldest male polar bear and his twin sis

On Monday, Dec. 1, the popular brother-and-sister pair turn 30 — quite old for polar bears — and keepers will throw a birthday party at 10 a.m. that day with treats and enrichment items that encourage the bears to exercise and think critically.

Lace up Thanksgiving morning for zoo's annual Turkey Trot

The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.

Oregon Zoo set to illuminate holidays at annual ZooLights

A holiday tradition is back. Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights will illuminate the Oregon Zoo during its 27th annual ZooLights, presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and the Oregon College Savings Plan. This year's display, which runs through Jan. 4, features the much-anticipated return of the ZooLights train ride on an all-new route through the zoo.

Red-headed stranger from Texas moves in at Oregon Zoo

Inji, the Oregon Zoo's geriatric orangutan matriarch, can expect some rejuvenating company soon. Kumar, a "spunky" male orang from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, arrived in Portland last week and will be joining Inji and the zoo's white-cheeked gibbons at Red Ape Reserve sometime in the next few months.

Zoo names new veterinary hospital manager

The Oregon Zoo has a new veterinary hospital manager. Kristin Spring, formerly the head surgery technician at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, was named to the newly created position last week following a national search.

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