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Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for six more weeks of winter, but here in the Northwest it's safe to pack away those mittens. So says Whiskers J., the Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog, who did not see his shadow this morning, meaning an early spring could be in store.

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.

Bright way to save: Zoo doubles MAX discount

Beginning Friday, Dec. 19, visitors who take MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo's annual light display will receive a $3 discount on their admission (proof of ridership required).

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