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Oregon Zoo to host annual conference for zoo vets

Veterinarians from zoos across the country will meet to discuss topics ranging from great ape cardiology to carnivore dentistry to avian "beakistry" as the Oregon Zoo hosts the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians' 47th annual conference Sept. 26-Oct. 2 at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion.

Where the antelope play: Bontebok debut at Oregon Zoo

A pair of frisky young bontebok — a species considered among the most handsome and least athletic of African antelope — debuted at the Oregon Zoo this week, grazing in the grass, playfully sparring with one another and exploring the lush African Savanna habitat they'll be sharing with gerenuks and Speke's gazelles.

Oregon Zoo breaks ground on new education center

A crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren joined forces with a 30-ton excavator today, as the Oregon Zoo broke ground on its next major campus improvement: a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017.

Oregon Zoo partners with OSU on 'Beaver Genome Project'

With an assist from Filbert — a furry, buck-toothed denizen of the Oregon Zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat — scientists at Oregon State University are preparing to sequence the genome of our state animal, the North American beaver.

Endangered black rhino has new home at Oregon Zoo

Ruka, a 4-year-old male rhino from the Saint Louis Zoo, arrived in Portland last month, and keepers hope the rhino pair will hit it off and perhaps add to the population of this critically endangered species.

Zoo tackles controversial ingredient in cookies, ice cream

Cookies, ice cream and other treats sold at the Oregon Zoo are now more wildlife-friendly, thanks to a new purchasing plan announced this week. As of August, the zoo will only sell products containing palm oil if the companies that make them are working to address the negative impacts of the palm oil industry.

River otter pup makes surprise debut at zoo's 2nd Tuesday

Little Pudding — the 4-month-old river otter orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore. — made a brief debut in the zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat at a little after 10:30, splashing in the pool, scampering over branches and climbing on rocks for about 20 minutes as keepers and a veterinarian stood by, making sure the boisterous pup stayed safe.

Meet Little Pudding: Baby river otter gets a name

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore., and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old will be called Little Pudding, named for a tributary of the Pudding River that joins the main stem in Marion County west of Mt. Angel.

Keepers invite public to name rescued otter pup

Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for a rescued otter pup that took up residence at the Oregon Zoo this month. Over the next week, the public can visit oregonzoo.org to vote on their favorite of three names.

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