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River otter pup makes surprise debut at zoo's 2nd Tuesday

Little Pudding — the 4-month-old river otter orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore. — made a brief debut in the zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat at a little after 10:30, splashing in the pool, scampering over branches and climbing on rocks for about 20 minutes as keepers and a veterinarian stood by, making sure the boisterous pup stayed safe.

Meet Little Pudding: Baby river otter gets a name

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore., and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old will be called Little Pudding, named for a tributary of the Pudding River that joins the main stem in Marion County west of Mt. Angel.

Keepers invite public to name rescued otter pup

Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for a rescued otter pup that took up residence at the Oregon Zoo this month. Over the next week, the public can visit oregonzoo.org to vote on their favorite of three names.

Zoo, Walmart partner for another year of discounts

The Walmart Foundation has renewed its presenting sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo's popular Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.

Last condor chick of season hatches at zoo breeding facility

The Oregon Zoo concluded its longest California condor breeding season ever last week. The zoo's fourth and last chick of the year hatched Monday, June 29, at the Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation in rural Clackamas County — more than five months after the season's first egg was laid on Jan. 27.

New orangutan Kitra debuts at Red Ape Reserve

Kitra, a 14-year-old female orangutan who arrived here from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently, made her Oregon Zoo debut this morning, joining 10-year-old Bob, another recent arrival, in the indoor portion of the zoo's Red Ape Reserve.

Orphaned river otter finds home and health at Oregon Zoo

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup, orphaned last month near Cottage Grove, Ore., has just taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo. A passing motorist spotted the young otter wandering alongside Highway 58 on June 20, and alerted a local wildlife rehabilitator who collected and cared for the animal while final placement was determined by staff at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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