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Native American totem poles restored, reinstalled at zoo

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history will reappear on the zoo campus soon — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than ever. The totem poles — one crafted by Chief Don "Lelooska" Smith and another by father-and-son artists Rex and Ray Losey — have been on the zoo campus for decades, becoming familiar visual cues for visitors over the years.

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August 28, 2014

Cotton-top tamarins go on view in zoo's 'Fragile Forests'

Starting today, Oregon Zoo visitors can see three cotton-top tamarins — a species of small New World monkey named for the striking crest of long white hair on their... Read More

August 28, 2014

Mik takes a dip: New toy has aging tiger acting like kitten

Keepers this week tried a new cat toy out on the Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail, and the result was a splashy swim on a warm summer day. On Tuesday,... Read More

August 27, 2014

Zoo's growing pride: Cubs on the way for African lion Kya

The Oregon Zoo may soon be welcoming another litter of African lion cubs, its second in two years. Animal-care staff say Kya, one of two female lions in the zoo's... Read More

August 26, 2014

Firefighters' gift is a boon for zoo's simian senior citizens

In case you needed another reason to love firefighters: They're now helping senior-citizen primates at the Oregon Zoo kick back in style. This month, the Clackamas... Read More

August 25, 2014

Flocking together: Zoo lorikeets are set to migrate south

The Oregon Zoo's Lorikeet Landing, home to several species of the exotic and brilliantly hued birds, will close for the season as usual Sept. 30, but when it reopens... Read More

August 20, 2014
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