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Tiny but spiny: Zoo welcomes five hedgehog babies

What's cuter than a baby hedgehog? How about five baby hedgehogs? Hakuna Matata, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to a litter of five on July 7, and this week the zoo was able to get some video of the prickly 3-week-olds. The tiny, spiny hoglets weigh just a tenth of a pound each, and when curled up in a ball they are about the size of a doughnut hole.

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July 31, 2014

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can... Read More

July 28, 2014

Zoo scientist rappels down 70-ft. cliff to help eagle chicks

Jeremy Buck needed assistance — someone who could zip halfway down a sheer 70-foot cliff, pluck a few items from his utility belt and quickly draw blood samples from... Read More

July 17, 2014

Study investigates 'extreme pikas' of Columbia Gorge

Scientists may be a step closer to understanding one of the cutest enigmas in the Pacific Northwest: the mysterious Columbia Gorge pika.

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July 11, 2014

New zoo stage offers better views for concert fans

Music fans will notice two big improvements on the Oregon Zoo concert lawn this year: better views of the performers onstage and some amazing pre-show looks at the... Read More

July 9, 2014

Bring your trunks! Zoo elephants enjoy family swim

As temperatures at the Oregon Zoo soared near the 100-degree mark last week, Asian elephant Rose-Tu did what a lot of moms do on hot afternoons: took her kids for a... Read More

July 8, 2014