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Zoo finds home for 2 orphaned opossum joeys

Spring has sprung, and new life is all around at the Oregon Zoo — sometimes popping up in unexpected places. In late May, two orphaned opossum joeys were found digging inside trash containers along a pathway in the zoo's Great Northwest area.

Condor update: Oregon Zoo egg is called to the wild

It's the end of May, and California condor hatching season is nearly complete. Five chicks have hatched since March — with one more still on the way — from eggs laid this winter at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation.

Make way for hatchlings: Tiny turtles arrive at zoo

It's the time when baby western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge emerge from months of hibernation and begin swimming about — making an ideal "fun size" snack for the voracious, non-native American bullfrog.

All aboard! Free rides May 27 as zoo train resumes service

The Washington Park and Zoo Railway will take on its first passengers in nearly six months Friday. Officially, the train won't resume operations until the weekend, but the Oregon Zoo is inviting visitors to ride the rails for free on Friday, May 27.

Inmates join effort to recover endangered NW turtle

More than 20 western pond turtles returned to their home ponds in the Columbia River Gorge this morning — the latest release in a 25-year collaboration aimed at helping this yellow-speckled local reptile survive.

Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May 21, in observance of Endangered Species Day, the zoo will highlight some of the world's rarest creatures while raising awareness about the fight to save them.

Zoo names animal care expert as new deputy director

Sheri L. Horiszny, director of animal programs at the Santa Barbara Zoo and founder of three giraffe conservation initiatives, has been named deputy director of Living Collections at the Oregon Zoo, and will begin later this summer. Her duties include overseeing the zoo's animal care, animal health, conservation and research, and horticulture staff.

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