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Zoo to host Safe Kids Day - May 2

For kids, summer is traditionally a time for play, with activities like swimming, skateboarding and riding bikes. To make sure the risk of injuries doesn’t rise with the temperatures, some simple safety measures can help.

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April 27, 2015

Thousands flock to zoo to 'test-drive' new Elephant Lands

More than 4,000 visitors showed up at the Oregon Zoo today for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to “test drive” a section of Elephant Lands before Lily, Samudra and the... Read More

April 27, 2015

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... Read More

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
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