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Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 28

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and highlighting their critical role — and the issues they face — in the Arctic ecosystem.

Zoo 'condor cams' offer rare look at endangered bird's nest

The California condor breeding season is in full swing at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, and for the first time in the zoo's 12 years of breeding these critically endangered birds, staff have captured clear video from inside one of the nest boxes.

Surf or turf: What's on the menu for Arctic polar bears?

Twenty years ago, biologists could pretty much describe a polar bear's diet in two words: ringed seals. But as global warming continues to melt the Arctic sea ice — and with it, polar bears' access to the seals — the primary food source of this iconic and imperiled predator is becoming less and less available.

Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for six more weeks of winter, but here in the Northwest it's safe to pack away those mittens. So says Whiskers J., the Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog, who did not see his shadow this morning, meaning an early spring could be in store.

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