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6-week-old caracal kittens venture outside

The Oregon Zoo's two new caracal kittens are 6 weeks old now, and they have just begun to explore their outdoor habitat in the zoo's Predators of the Serengeti area. Peggy and her kittens will have outdoor access from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next several days — weather permitting — but keepers say they will be easy to miss.

ZooTeens inspire schoolkids, meet Jane Goodall

A team of 11 ZooTeens — the Oregon Zoo's corps of high school volunteers — earned an audience with world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall yesterday at the Oregon Youth Summit, a meeting honoring environmental service by young people throughout the state.

Mountain goat Honovi has new home at Oregon Zoo

Montane the mountain goat has some new company atop her rocky Cascade Crest home at the Oregon Zoo. The 6-year-old nanny met up with Honovi, a 5-year-old male mountain goat from Colorado, for the first time this morning.

Oregon Zoo welcomes three new harbor seals

Three new harbor seals arrived at the Oregon Zoo over the weekend, and visitors can already see the playful pinnipeds diving through the clear waters of the zoo's recently refurbished Steller Cove.

New caracal kittens up the cuteness ante at Oregon Zoo

An Oregon Zoo pygmy rabbit was already a big winner in the scientist-led #CuteOff this month, but the zoo doesn't seem to be resting on its laurels. Last week, a trio of 10-day-old cougar cubs at the zoo's vet center caused a minor internet commotion, showing up on animal blogs as far afield as France and Vietnam. And this week, the zoo introduced two more ambassadors of cute: a pair of 2-week-old caracal kittens.

Zoo awarded national grants for conservation, research

The Oregon Zoo this weekend was named the recipient of two Conservation Grants Fund awards totaling nearly $38,000 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The grants — which will fund a cheetah welfare study and a wildlife and lead outreach initiative — were announced Sept. 19 at the annual AZA conference, held this year in Salt Lake City.

Oregon Zoo to host annual conference for zoo vets

Veterinarians from zoos across the country will meet to discuss topics ranging from great ape cardiology to carnivore dentistry to avian "beakistry" as the Oregon Zoo hosts the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians' 47th annual conference Sept. 26-Oct. 2 at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion.

Where the antelope play: Bontebok debut at Oregon Zoo

A pair of frisky young bontebok — a species considered among the most handsome and least athletic of African antelope — debuted at the Oregon Zoo this week, grazing in the grass, playfully sparring with one another and exploring the lush African Savanna habitat they'll be sharing with gerenuks and Speke's gazelles.