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Zoo conservationists bury time capsule of dreams for 2066

At the Oregon Zoo last week, conservationists slid a cache of hand-scrawled letters, artwork and records of local species recovery work into a 20-by-17-inch box bound for the ground. The time capsule, intended to be unsealed in half a century, will be part of the zoo's new education center opening next spring.

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September 26, 2016

Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Sept. 25

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Sunday, Sept. 25, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful... Read More

September 22, 2016

Nora update: Beloved polar bear is thriving at the Oregon Zoo

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is thriving after her first week behind the... Read More

September 21, 2016

Oregon Zoo earns national conservation award for turtle program

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning another prestigious award from the Association of Zoos and... Read More

September 16, 2016

Nora's here! Beloved polar bear has arrived at Oregon Zoo

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, has arrived at the Oregon Zoo.

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September 15, 2016

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 3, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

September 2, 2016
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