The offspring of an Oregon Zoo-hatched California condor is making headlines this week as the first wild-hatched condor in more than a century to survive, leave its nest and soar among the majestic rock formations in Pinnacles National Park.
Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and is free with zoo admission.
When coming up with creative animal-care ideas, the experts at the Oregon Zoo seldom get stuck ... which is especially important when your charges are Sharpie and Nolina, a couple of African crested porcupines sporting foot-long spiny quills.
Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Sunday, Sept. 25, 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.
Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is thriving after her first week behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo, animal-care experts report.