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6-week-old caracal kittens venture outside

The Oregon Zoo's two new caracal kittens are 6 weeks old now, and they have just begun to explore their outdoor habitat in the zoo's Predators of the Serengeti area. Peggy and her kittens will have outdoor access from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next several days — weather permitting — but keepers say they will be easy to miss.

ZooTeens inspire schoolkids, meet Jane Goodall

A team of 11 ZooTeens — the Oregon Zoo's corps of high school volunteers — earned an audience with world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall yesterday at the Oregon Youth Summit, a meeting honoring environmental service by young people throughout the state.

Mountain goat Honovi has new home at Oregon Zoo

Montane the mountain goat has some new company atop her rocky Cascade Crest home at the Oregon Zoo. The 6-year-old nanny met up with Honovi, a 5-year-old male mountain goat from Colorado, for the first time this morning.

Oregon Zoo welcomes three new harbor seals

Three new harbor seals arrived at the Oregon Zoo over the weekend, and visitors can already see the playful pinnipeds diving through the clear waters of the zoo's recently refurbished Steller Cove.

Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Oct. 10

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Saturday, Oct. 10, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful species at the zoo, while highlighting the critical role otters play in ecosystems.

New caracal kittens up the cuteness ante at Oregon Zoo

An Oregon Zoo pygmy rabbit was already a big winner in the scientist-led #CuteOff this month, but the zoo doesn't seem to be resting on its laurels. Last week, a trio of 10-day-old cougar cubs at the zoo's vet center caused a minor internet commotion, showing up on animal blogs as far afield as France and Vietnam. And this week, the zoo introduced two more ambassadors of cute: a pair of 2-week-old caracal kittens.

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