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Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 28

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and highlighting their critical role — and the issues they face — in the Arctic ecosystem.

Zoo 'condor cams' offer rare look at endangered bird's nest

The California condor breeding season is in full swing at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, and for the first time in the zoo's 12 years of breeding these critically endangered birds, staff have captured clear video from inside one of the nest boxes.

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.

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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