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Swat team: Kya's cubs show some 'apex predator attitude'

They look like fuzzy, spotted plush toys, so cute you'd like to hold them close and cuddle. But at just 5 weeks old, three African lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo last month are already practicing the skills that will make them among the most fearsome predators on the planet.

22 easy ways to help tigers, bumblebees and other wildlife

Stop poachers with a smartphone, save salmon with baking soda and protect penguins with a car key. This week, the Oregon Zoo launched "Small Actions," an innovative digital how-to guide that empowers everyone to become a wildlife defender.

Lion update: Kya's cubs now have names

The votes are in — more than 10,700 of them — and the month-old lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo now have names instead of numbers. Following an online selection process that drew national attention this past week, Kya's cubs will henceforth be known as Hasani, Mashavu and Niara,

Rescued sea otter pup wrestles with old-timer Eddie

Oregon Zoo visitors might notice more splashing than usual at the Steller Cove sea otter habitat this month. The zoo's two geriatric otters — Thelma and Eddie, both 16 — are now hanging out with 8-month-old Juno, and keepers say the pup's youthful exuberance is keeping the older otters on their toes.

Talk highlights plight of Bornean elephants, orangutans

Malaysian Borneo boasts one of the world's greatest assemblages of wildlife, including orangutans, Borneo pygmy elephants, sun bears, clouded leopards and Sumatran rhinos. All of these animals, unfortunately, are considered threatened or endangered, as deforestation rates in Borneo continue to be among the world's highest.

Oregon Zoo wins national award for excellence, again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across North America this month, earning another prestigious award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums — its sixth such honor over the past three years. The award was announced Wednesday at AZA's annual conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla.

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