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Packy's TB treatment suspended; Zoo weighs next steps

Oregon Zoo animal-care staff have suspended tuberculosis treatment and are consulting outside experts as they consider next steps in caring for the elderly Asian elephant Packy. At 54, Packy is the oldest male of his species on the continent, and one of the oldest on the planet.

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December 2, 2016

What it takes to rehab orangutans displaced by palm oil

Last month, Sines visited the Indonesia-based Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation to participate in the release of five rehabilitated orangutan orphans that had... Read More

December 1, 2016

Late fall forecast: Rainy with a slight chance of Nora

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, could make her Northwest debut this week — but... Read More

November 28, 2016

Zoo hacks: 5 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo’s walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield... Read More

November 22, 2016

Oregon Zoo, Banfield team up on cat enrichment guide

Your cat may think he's king of the jungle as he stalks through your potted plants, pouncing on leaves — or rather, prey. Actually, our domestic companions do have a... Read More

November 21, 2016

Zoo mourns Tasul, one of world's oldest polar bears

Tasul, a polar bear known for her easygoing personality and groundbreaking contributions to conservation science, was humanely euthanized today to... Read More

November 18, 2016
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