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Zoo-aided survey searches Cascades for carnivores

Between Washington's Mount Adams and Highway 2 east of Seattle lies a swath of wilderness with little road access and lots of pristine habitat: a haven for rare, high-altitude predators. Lynx and wolves have been reported within that region, and wolverines and Cascade red foxes have been documented, but little is known about any of their populations. This winter, with support from an Oregon Zoo Foundation Future for Wildlife grant, the Cascades Carnivore Project is attempting to reveal the secrets of these and other rarely seen predators in order to help them survive.

ZOOMG! 2013's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From cruller-sized pygmy rabbits to slam-dunking sea otters, 2013 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at the year's 10 most memorable zoo stories.

An awww-inspiring year: Lily the elephant turns 1

She was born big — with an outsize personality to match — and she's had a big impact on the Oregon Zoo's world famous Asian elephant herd and zoo visitors alike. Lily, the zoo's youngest elephant, turns a year old on Nov. 30, keepers plan to mark the occasion by giving Lily her own cake.

Time for families, herds, prides to gather together

The holiday season is a time for family gatherings — even, it seems, for some of the best known animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Asian elephant Lily — who turns 1 on Nov. 30 — met her father, Tusko, for the first time, while Neka's 2-month-old African lion cubs have been scampering around their grassy Predators of the Serengeti habitat with "Auntie" Kya.

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