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Zoo's new Elephant Lands opens to pachyderms, public

Two and a half years in the making, and four times the size of the zoo's former elephant habitat, Elephant Lands accounts for nearly one-tenth of the zoo's total 64-... Read More

December 15, 2015

Matchmaking researchers find key to panda chemistry

Researcher Meghan Martin-Wintle and colleagues ran an experiment that allowed 40 pandas in a Chinese zoo to choose between two potential mates.

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December 14, 2015

Testing the waters at Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands

Things are going swimmingly at the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat. On Saturday, a new 160,000-gallon pool for pachyderms passed its most important... Read More

December 14, 2015

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... Read More

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
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