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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.

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August 18, 2014

Young elephants enjoy wallow at zoo's new 'club mud'

As work continues on the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in... Read More

August 12, 2014

Zoo, Walmart partner for another year of discounts

The Walmart Foundation has renewed its presenting sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo's popular Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for... Read More

August 12, 2014

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... Read More

August 11, 2014

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... Read More

August 8, 2014

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... Read More

August 5, 2014
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