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Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and helped the zoo's animal experts provide excellent health care.

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October 19, 2017

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects... Read More

October 12, 2017

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights is a longstanding and beloved Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than... Read More

October 11, 2017

Zoo says goodbye Thelma, sea otter who beat the odds

Thelma, a sea otter at the Oregon Zoo who survived into old age with one lung and continually beat the odds, was humanely euthanized Saturday following a decline due... Read More

October 9, 2017

Just add coconut: Zoo innovation helps animals take meds

An innovative drug-delivery system developed for an 8,000-pound pachyderm could be an animal-welfare boon for species of all sizes, according to experts at the... Read More

October 6, 2017

Zoo awards $25K in grants for Northwest conservation

California condors, western pond turtles, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the... Read More

September 29, 2017
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