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Flocking together: Zoo lorikeets are set to migrate south

The Oregon Zoo's Lorikeet Landing, home to several species of the exotic and brilliantly hued birds, will close for the season as usual Oct. 12, but when it reopens next spring, some different residents will inhabit the space.

Trestle-mania: Zoo lays tracks for new train route

Crews this week will begin laying tracks for the new Oregon Zoo railway, which is just a few months away from reopening after being offline for nearly a year. Circling a 20-foot-high elevated trestle in the forest north of Elephant Lands, the new ride will take visitors along a route optimized for spectacular views of animals as well as the annual winter ZooLights display, which opens Nov. 28.

Senior swim time: As temps near 100, Packy hits the pool

With forecasters calling for temperatures near 100 degrees today, one longtime local resident knew just how to beat the heat. Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant in North America, has been starting his days with a swim at the Oregon Zoo.

New cotton-top tamarins move in next to chimps

The Oregon Zoo's three cotton-top tamarins are doing well and have moved to a newly refurbished space in the zoo's Fragile Forests area, near the chimpanzees, where visitors might be able to see them as early as next week, officials announced.

Community invited to help shape zoo's next big project

As the zoo begins designing its next major campus improvement — a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017 — a survey launched today aims to better understand Pacific Northwesterners' relationship with the outdoors.

Zoo steps up care for Gus, oldest male Steller sea lion

Eye drops twice a day, meds concealed inside fishy treats, Adequan injections to ease an arthritic shoulder — it's all routine stuff for Gus, the Oregon Zoo's ultra-geriatric Steller sea lion, who at nearly 27 may be the oldest male of his species on the planet.

Zoo launches design of new education center

The Oregon Zoo has started designing its next major campus improvement, a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017. The center is intended to help the community make meaningful connections with the natural world and inspire conservation action.

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use Your Reach, lets people send messages to Starbucks, L'Oréal and General Mills, thanking them for pursuing deforestation-free palm oil. Participants also can ask a fourth company — Kraft Foods — to consider making a deforestation-free palm oil commitment.

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