An awww-inspiring birthday: Lily the elephant turns 3

She was born big, with an outsize personality to match, and she's had a huge impact on Portland's world famous Asian elephant family. Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest elephant, turns 3 today.

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November 30, 2015

Zoo marks b-day of oldest male polar bear and his twin sis

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the popular brother-and-sister pair turn 31 — quite old for polar bears — and keepers will throw a birthday party at 10 a.m. that day with treats... Read More

November 25, 2015

Zoo's winter day camps help kids connect with wildlife

Winter break is a great time for kids to connect with nature and explore the wild realms of the Oregon Zoo. At the zoo's winter break day camps — held Dec. 21-23 and... Read More

November 25, 2015

Small Actions: Tell us how you protect wildlife

It's been a year since we launched Small Actions, and we're marking the occasion with a contest for our community to nominate their own wildlife friendly actions.... Read More

November 19, 2015

Zoo set to illuminate holidays at annual ZooLights

A holiday tradition is back. Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights will illuminate the Oregon Zoo during its 27th... Read More

November 17, 2015

Zoo awards $21k in grants for Northwest conservation

Monarch butterflies, pygmy rabbits, Olympic mudminnows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo... Read More

November 13, 2015
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