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Late to the feast: Oregon Zoo honors vultures Sept. 18-19

As part of nature's cleanup crew, vultures are famous for arriving "late to the feast": dropping onto a carcass for choice leftovers once the predators that dispatched the animal have vacated the scene. It's only fitting then that festivities marking International Vulture Awareness Day will be a couple weeks late this year at the Oregon Zoo.

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August 27, 2015

Local seniors invited to free day at Oregon Zoo

Local seniors can reconnect with wildlife Tuesday, Sept. 15, during Senior Safari, a free day at the Oregon Zoo for anyone 65 or older.

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August 26, 2015

Endangered black rhino has new home at Oregon Zoo

Ruka, a 4-year-old male rhino from the Saint Louis Zoo, arrived in Portland last month, and keepers hope the rhino pair will hit it off and perhaps add to the... Read More

August 25, 2015

Zoo tackles controversial ingredient in cookies, ice cream

Cookies, ice cream and other treats sold at the Oregon Zoo are now more wildlife-friendly, thanks to a new purchasing plan announced this week. As of August, the zoo... Read More

August 24, 2015

These 6 Oregon Zoo animals are the oldest of their kind

On Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21, here's a look at six ultra-geriatric Oregon Zoo residents, each of which is the oldest of his or her kind.

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August 21, 2015

Zoo to celebrate red apes on World Orangutan Day

On Aug. 19, the Oregon Zoo celebrates World Orangutan Day with activities highlighting these endangered great apes and what people can do to help in them survive in... Read More

August 18, 2015
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