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Surf or turf: What's on the menu for Arctic polar bears?

Twenty years ago, biologists could pretty much describe a polar bear's diet in two words: ringed seals. But as global warming continues to melt the Arctic sea ice — and with it, polar bears' access to the seals — the primary food source of this iconic and imperiled predator is becoming less and less available.

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.

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