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Two new ringtail babies arrive, right on schedule

Two new ringtail babies, with long striped tails and Yoda-like ears, have arrived at the Oregon Zoo's Great Northwest area. The sprightly 2-month-old members of the raccoon family were born June 21 and are quite active at night, said senior North America keeper Julie Christie.

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August 22, 2016

5 ways to age gracefully courtesy of the Oregon Zoo

As home to some of the oldest animals on the planet, the Oregon Zoo has earned a stellar reputation for specialized geriatric care. Zoo veterinarians and keeper... Read More

August 19, 2016

Iconic Portland artwork gets a second life at zoo

After nearly 20 years spent languishing in obscurity, a classic Portland artwork is set to return to the public eye.

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August 16, 2016

Zoo to celebrate red apes on World Orangutan Day

On Aug. 19, the Oregon Zoo celebrates World Orangutan Day with activities highlighting these endangered great apes and what people can do to help in them survive in... Read More

August 16, 2016

6 Oregon Zoo animals that should qualify as Olympians

Records are being shattered in Rio this summer, but for some species, extreme athleticism is a daily routine.

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August 11, 2016

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 11, 2016