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Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 26-27, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free with zoo admission.
In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. An intriguing scavenger hunt directs trick-or-treaters to easily accessible activity stations throughout the zoo. Activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the zoo, and their habitats and adaptations. Goody bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo's exit.

Zoo wins veterinary, animal care and conservation awards in September

It feels like awards season at the Oregon Zoo. While some zoo staffers were at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference last month — accepting AZA honors for conservation and marketing — more of the zoo's animal-care experts were at separate professional gatherings, earning accolades of their own.

Zoo awards $25K in grants for Northwest conservation

Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, California condors, Oregon spotted frogs and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded $25,000 to nine conservation efforts around the region through its Future for Wildlife grant program.

Lion update: Smallest cub is back with her family

The smallest of three African lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo last month has been reunited with her family following an intensive-care intervention and a nine-day stay in the zoo's Veterinary Medical Center.

Lily 1K: Rose-Tu's baby now weighs half a ton

She was born big — with an outsize personality to match — and now her weight has reached quadruple digits: Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest Asian elephant, tipped the scales at more than a 1,000 pounds this week, not quite 10 months after her birth last November.

All aboard! Last chance to ride zoo train until 2014

Zoo trains will be out of service starting Sept. 23, back for ZooLights 2014. All aboard! The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will be making its last runs of the season Sept. 22 and then will be out of service temporarily, as construction crews begin laying track for a new train route — one designed to provide unique views of Oregon Zoo animals as well as improved looks at ZooLights, the annual winter lights display.

Zoo-funded study cracks mystery of broken condor eggs

What do California condors have in common with great white sharks and killer whales? They like to dine on marine mammals. Unfortunately for the condors, being in the gastronomic company of such fearsome predators has left them particularly vulnerable to toxins.

Cub update: It's a girl, and a girl, and a girl!

Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination of Neka's 12-day-old lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo today, and answered a question that's been on a lot of people's minds: All three cubs are girls.

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