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African lion Neka is named 2014 Mother of the Year

With Election Day still more than a week away, much remains to be sorted out, but one race at least has already been decided: African lion Neka is the Oregon Zoo's... Read More

May 9, 2014

Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for "Mom of Year" honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2014 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to four... Read More

April 29, 2014

Three's company: third bird joins zoo's new condor-minium

"Keep calm and carrion" seems to be the motto of three California condors settling in at the Oregon Zoo this month. Keepers say the critically endangered scavengers... Read More

April 23, 2014

Zoo announces concert lineup, tickets go on sale 4/25

Merle Haggard recently turned 77. That same day, April 6, the Academy of Country Music awarded him its Crystal Milestone Award. Garth Brooks handed him the trophy... Read More

April 18, 2014

At 52, 'elder statesman' Packy has his cake, eats it too

Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant in North America turned 52 today, and keepers presented the six-ton senior citizen with a cake to match the occasion: a 40-... Read More

April 14, 2014
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