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Zoo steps up care for Gus, oldest male Steller sea lion

Eye drops twice a day, meds concealed inside fishy treats, Adequan injections to ease an arthritic shoulder — it's all routine stuff for Gus, the Oregon Zoo's ultra-geriatric Steller sea lion, who at nearly 27 may be the oldest male of his species on the planet.

Zoo launches design of new education center

The Oregon Zoo has started designing its next major campus improvement, a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017. The center is intended to help the community make meaningful connections with the natural world and inspire conservation action.

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use Your Reach, lets people send messages to Starbucks, L'Oréal and General Mills, thanking them for pursuing deforestation-free palm oil. Participants also can ask a fourth company — Kraft Foods — to consider making a deforestation-free palm oil commitment.

Tiny but spiny: Zoo welcomes five hedgehog babies

What's cuter than a baby hedgehog? How about five baby hedgehogs? Hakuna Matata, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to a litter of five on July 7, and this week the zoo was able to get some video of the prickly 3-week-olds. The tiny, spiny hoglets weigh just a tenth of a pound each, and when curled up in a ball they are about the size of a doughnut hole.

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can learn more about the zoo's Amur tiger, Mikhail, as well as his wild counterparts, which are among the most endangered big cats on the planet.

New zoo stage offers better views for concert fans

Music fans will notice two big improvements on the Oregon Zoo concert lawn this year: better views of the performers onstage and some amazing pre-show looks at the zoo's famous family of elephants.

Zoolala fundraiser features eco-friendly eats, sweets

This year's Zoolala benefit, taking place July 19 at the Oregon Zoo, will showcase some the Northwest's finest food, the world's most interesting animals and a commitment to sustainability and local businesses.

Zoo extends hours for 'Sunset at the Zoo' festivities

Over the course of four Wednesdays this summer, the Oregon Zoo is offering visitors a little something extra: Sunset at the Zoo, free with regular zoo admission, features extended evening hours packed with live music and entertainment, activities for kids and the chance to get to know animals active during twilight hours.

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