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Zoolala fundraiser features eco-friendly eats, sweets

This year's Zoolala benefit, taking place July 19 at the Oregon Zoo, will showcase some the Northwest's finest food, the world's most interesting animals and a commitment to sustainability and local businesses.

Zoo extends hours for 'Sunset at the Zoo' festivities

Over the course of four Wednesdays this summer, the Oregon Zoo is offering visitors a little something extra: Sunset at the Zoo, free with regular zoo admission, features extended evening hours packed with live music and entertainment, activities for kids and the chance to get to know animals active during twilight hours.

Walls go up for largest building in zoo history

Construction crews reached a turning point on Elephant Lands today as the most challenging tall walls of the new indoor holding area were completed. With its solid 35-foot-tall walls, this section of the indoor habitat is now the largest building in the zoo's 125-year history, but it won't hold that record for long. This week, crews will begin raising the even larger Forest Hall portion of the habitat.

Summer nature programs explore 'PDX wilderness'

Looking for something new to do outside this summer? How about searching for owls by night, exploring a recently protected wetland area or learning to build a fire without matches? Beginning this weekend, nature lovers and not-so-outdoorsy types alike can experience the Oregon summer through a series of outdoor programs led by naturalists from the Oregon Zoo's education division.

Make way for ducklings: Northen shovelers hatch at zoo

Six downy puffballs — aka northern shoveler ducklings — hatched at the Oregon Zoo on Sunday, and they're already stealing the hearts of visitors. The sextuplet can be found shadowing their mother around the zoo's Cascade Marsh Aviary.

New game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this connectivity and convenience: the production, use and disposal of personal electronic devices can be devastating to wildlife around the world, damaging habitats and exposing people and animals to hazardous materials.

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