Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Sure, Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but more importantly for local residents, so is Velda, the Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog. Velda did... Read More

February 2, 2016

Elephantastic offers look at zoo's new stomping grounds

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual celebration of pachyderms, takes place Feb. 13-15 — and this year's event offers visitors a rare behind-the-scenes look at the... Read More

January 30, 2016

On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as Velda is actually the one to watch. The spiny... Read More

January 29, 2016

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 56

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 56 this month and is now the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 29, 2016

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 26, 2016
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