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Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Sept. 25

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Sunday, Sept. 25, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful species at the zoo, while highlighting the critical role otters play in ecosystems.

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 3, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers," and highlighting the critical role vultures play in ecosystems around the world.

Beloved polar bear Nora is moving to Oregon Zoo this fall

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is moving to the Oregon Zoo this fall. An official date for this Arctic ambassador's West Coast debut has not been set, but visitors may be able to see Nora in her new home as early as mid-October.

Zoo releases hundreds of rare butterflies at Oregon coast

On a sunny, windswept meadow atop Mount Hebo last week, Oregon Zoo conservationists released the last of the summer's zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterflies in an attempt to boost the declining population of this imperiled Northwest beauty.

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.

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