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Zoo volunteers are building luxury condos for bats

Thanks to some inspired Oregon Zoo volunteers and Metro site stewards, Pacific Northwest bats will have some well-appointed new places to roost this summer, some of them in Metro natural areas.

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April 16, 2015

Someone left a cake out in the rain, and Packy destroyed it

Famed Asian elephant Packy — the oldest male of his species on the continent — turned 53 today, and keepers presented the six-ton senior citizen with a cake to match... Read More

April 14, 2015

Citizen oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More

April 12, 2015

'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual celebration of pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 — and this year's event offers visitors a... Read More

April 9, 2015

5 wildlife-friendly spring cleaning tips

Cleaning usually means removing stuff you don't want - like a stain, dust or clutter. Here are five ways to get rid of things without making them nature's problem.... Read More

April 1, 2015

Zoo says goodbye to beloved Asian elephant Rama

Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after... Read More

March 30, 2015
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