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Experts to discuss polar bears' future in free zoo lecture

Global warming is melting the Arctic sea ice polar bears call home, and with it, access to the food and habitat necessary for the species' survival. If current trends are left unchecked, scientists predict the disappearance of up to two-thirds of the world's polar bears by 2050.

New form of lumber makes debut at Elephant Lands

In a state famous for its timber industry, a new form of lumber is making its debut at an Oregon Zoo construction project. A visitor center at the Oregon Zoo's under-construction Elephant Lands habitat is believed to be the first in Oregon to use cross-laminated timber.

Winter at the zoo: Lion cubs, new condors, orangutans

After a record-breaking ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo switched to its regular winter hours this week. From now through Feb. 28, the zoo's gates will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with grounds remaining open until 5 p.m.

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this year's 10 most memorable zoo stories.

Red-headed stranger from Texas moves in at Oregon Zoo

Inji, the Oregon Zoo's geriatric orangutan matriarch, can expect some rejuvenating company soon. Kumar, a "spunky" male orang from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, arrived in Portland last week and will be joining Inji and the zoo's white-cheeked gibbons at Red Ape Reserve sometime in the next few months.

Zoo names new veterinary hospital manager

The Oregon Zoo has a new veterinary hospital manager. Kristin Spring, formerly the head surgery technician at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, was named to the newly created position last week following a national search.

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