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Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's aging Amur tiger Mikhail turns 16 this Friday, and keepers plan to treat the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday bounty: black and orange crepe paper, a cardboard "pumpkin patch," assorted party favors and, of course, lots of pumpkins — some carved into jack-o'-lanterns and stuffed with delicious carnivore snacks. Mik — looking appropriate for the season in his customary orange and black stripes — will receive his goodies at 10:31 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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October 28, 2014

Locomotives return; New route on track for Nov. debut

Folks on their daily commute along I-5 or Highway 26 this morning may have been surprised to see an old-fashioned steam locomotive zipping along in the lane next to... Read More

October 23, 2014

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 25-26, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

October 22, 2014

Two Native American totem poles restored, reinstalled at zoo

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history have reappeared on the zoo campus — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than... Read More

October 16, 2014

Swat team: Kya's cubs show some 'apex predator attitude'

They look like fuzzy, spotted plush toys, so cute you'd like to hold them close and cuddle. But at just 5 weeks old, three African lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo... Read More

October 14, 2014

22 easy ways to help tigers, bumblebees and other wildlife

Stop poachers with a smartphone, save salmon with baking soda and protect penguins with a car key. This week, the Oregon Zoo launched "Small Actions," an innovative... Read More

October 13, 2014