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Chupacabra moves into carnivore ward at zoo vet center

An extra-large, long-legged rodent was found roaming the streets of Eugene last month and was taken in by the First Avenue Shelter. His owner was eventually identified, but the Greenhill Humane Society, which runs the shelter, arranged for Chupacabra to be transferred to the Oregon Zoo since the species requires specialized care.

No sleep till Boise: Zoo condor egg heads east to hatch

With so few California condors in existence, each new chick is vitally important to the survival of this critically endangered species, Walker said. Since there were no suitable foster parents available at the Jonsson Center, she knew she had to act quickly.

A refreshing swim when the heat is too much to bear

As a record-breaking heat wave headed toward Portland last weekend, 6-year-old Takoda did what many youngsters do on hot afternoons: headed for his wading pool to splash around with some favorite toys.

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.