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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

Pacific Northwesterners share how they protect wildlife

Last month, the zoo marked the first anniversary of the Small Actions project– an online conservation how-to guide – by inviting the community to nominate their own... Read More

January 21, 2016

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement with Borneo-based wildlife organizations today to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant.

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January 21, 2016
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