Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and is free with zoo admission.
When coming up with creative animal-care ideas, the experts at the Oregon Zoo seldom get stuck ... which is especially important when your charges are Sharpie and Nolina, a couple of African crested porcupines sporting foot-long spiny quills.
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.
Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is thriving after her first week behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo, animal-care experts report.
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.
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.
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.