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Zoo digs out, plans to reopen for Feb. 11 'Second Tuesday'

After a record February snowfall shuttered the Oregon Zoo over the past four days, officials say the popular destination is set to reopen in time for its monthly discounted-admission day Tuesday, Feb. 11. Depending on weather conditions, some animals may remain off-exhibit. The zoo's popular Second Tuesday admission-discount program, sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, offers a reduced admission price of $4 on the second Tuesday of each month, a discount of more than 65 percent from regular zoo admission. As always, children 2 and younger are admitted free.

Things going swimmingly for zoo's otter family

Otter fans visiting the Oregon Zoo this month are in for a treat. The 2-month-old North American river otter Zigzag — or Ziggy, as keepers call him — has been zipping around the zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat most days until 2 p.m.

Winter nature programs explore 'Portland's wilderness'

Looking for a winter getaway? How about hiking around an ancient lava dome or taking a road trip to scope out birds of prey? A series of programs led by naturalists from the Oregon Zoo's education division offers these adventures and more over the next several months.

Zoo vets formulate new plan for treating Packy's TB

After a couple of false starts, Oregon Zoo veterinarians are planning a new course of treatment for combating Asian elephant Packy's tuberculosis, first discovered last July. Meanwhile, Packy's son Rama, diagnosed with TB last May, is nearly a third of the way through his 18-month treatment regimen and doing well, according to vets.

Zoo's condor-breeding season gets off to early start

California condor breeding season arrived earlier than usual this week at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. The first egg of the season, laid by Malibu, came shortly before 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 — the earliest egg since the zoo started breeding the critically endangered birds in 2003.

Zoo-aided survey searches Cascades for carnivores

Between Washington's Mount Adams and Highway 2 east of Seattle lies a swath of wilderness with little road access and lots of pristine habitat: a haven for rare, high-altitude predators. Lynx and wolves have been reported within that region, and wolverines and Cascade red foxes have been documented, but little is known about any of their populations. This winter, with support from an Oregon Zoo Foundation Future for Wildlife grant, the Cascades Carnivore Project is attempting to reveal the secrets of these and other rarely seen predators in order to help them survive.

ZOOMG! 2013's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From cruller-sized pygmy rabbits to slam-dunking sea otters, 2013 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at the year's 10 most memorable zoo stories.

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