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Out of the muck: Mighty mudminnow gets its time to shine

They're not an overtly charismatic fish, but zoom in and you'll see the spunk. The Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) swims just above the mud layer in shallow water wetlands of the Olympic Peninsula — the only fish that lives only in Washington state.

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February 5, 2016

Endangered black rhinos meet for first time at Oregon Zoo

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, could love be in the air for Zuri and Ruka, a pair of critically endangered black rhinos at the Oregon Zoo?

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February 4, 2016

Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Sure, Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but more importantly for local residents, so is Velda, the Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog. Velda did... Read More

February 2, 2016

Elephantastic offers look at zoo's new stomping grounds

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual celebration of pachyderms, takes place Feb. 13-15 — and this year's event offers visitors a rare behind-the-scenes look at the... Read More

January 30, 2016

On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as Velda is actually the one to watch. The spiny... Read More

January 29, 2016

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 56

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 56 this month and is now the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 29, 2016