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22 easy ways to help tigers, bumblebees and other wildlife

Stop poachers with a smartphone, save salmon with baking soda and protect penguins with a car key. This week, the Oregon Zoo launched "Small Actions," an innovative digital how-to guide that empowers everyone to become a wildlife defender.

Lion update: Kya's cubs now have names

The votes are in — more than 10,700 of them — and the month-old lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo now have names instead of numbers. Following an online selection process that drew national attention this past week, Kya's cubs will henceforth be known as Hasani, Mashavu and Niara,

Rescued sea otter pup wrestles with old-timer Eddie

Oregon Zoo visitors might notice more splashing than usual at the Steller Cove sea otter habitat this month. The zoo's two geriatric otters — Thelma and Eddie, both 16 — are now hanging out with 8-month-old Juno, and keepers say the pup's youthful exuberance is keeping the older otters on their toes.

Talk highlights plight of Bornean elephants, orangutans

Malaysian Borneo boasts one of the world's greatest assemblages of wildlife, including orangutans, Borneo pygmy elephants, sun bears, clouded leopards and Sumatran rhinos. All of these animals, unfortunately, are considered threatened or endangered, as deforestation rates in Borneo continue to be among the world's highest.

Oregon Zoo wins national award for excellence, again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across North America this month, earning another prestigious award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums — its sixth such honor over the past three years. The award was announced Wednesday at AZA's annual conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla.

Lion update: Kya's cubs are 'healthy and hefty'

African lion Kya's three 11-day-old cubs — one male and two females — are "healthy, hefty and doing exceptionally well," according to keepers at the Oregon Zoo. At an exam and weigh-in yesterday, the cubs all topped 5½ pounds, with one of the female cubs tipping the scales at around 6½ pounds.

Oregon Zoo to host Sea Otter Awareness Day, Sept 21

Otter lovers, take note! The Oregon Zoo will host Sea Otter Awareness Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, with activities aimed at showcasing these playful marine mammals and highlighting their critical role in the North Pacific ecosystem. The event kicks off a national awareness week organized by Friends of the Sea Otter.

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