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Zoo joins fight to save world's smallest elephants

With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to... Read More

March 10, 2015

Quantifying happiness: Animal welfare science

At a newly remodeled space inside a former Oregon Zoo animal clinic, a small group of researchers and volunteers is attempting to identify what makes life worth... Read More

March 6, 2015

Zoo's spring, summer camps help kids connect with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention polar bears, lions and... Read More

March 4, 2015

Stunning aerial pics offer peek at zoo's new Elephant Lands

Just out of view of visitors, the biggest project in Oregon Zoo history is taking shape.

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March 3, 2015

Zoo mourns Gus, world's oldest male Steller sea lion

Gus, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his gentle demeanor, was humanely euthanized Sunday after a decline due to complications related to his advanced... Read More

March 2, 2015