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Sumatran orangutan, Kumar, ventures out for first time

Kumar, the 9-year-old male orangutan who arrived at the Oregon Zoo in November, has moved into his new digs at Red Ape Reserve, and this week he began exploring the outdoor portion of the habitat for the first time — climbing on logs, finding food items hidden among the tall grass, and enjoying afternoon sun.

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January 21, 2015

County-wide survey yields no trace of rare native turtle

A two-year comprehensive turtle survey, the first of its kind in Clackamas County, has failed to document any trace of the imperiled western pond turtle during its... Read More

January 13, 2015

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... Read More

January 12, 2015

Winter at the zoo: Lion cubs, new condors, orangutans

After a record-breaking ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo switched to its regular winter hours this week. From now through Feb. 28, the zoo's gates will be open 10 a.m. to 4... Read More

January 7, 2015

2014: The year in photos at the Oregon Zoo

A month-by-month look back at of some of the most stunning images taken at the Oregon Zoo in 2014.

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December 26, 2014

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014
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