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Zoo's newest arrival, dwarf mongoose Anna, means business

At the Oregon Zoo — home to large carnivores such as lions, cheetahs and polar bears — an animal about the size of a squirrel is about to get all up in your business.

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October 18, 2016

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor makes history in California

The offspring of an Oregon Zoo-hatched California condor is making headlines this week as the first wild-hatched condor in more than a century to survive, leave its... Read More

October 13, 2016

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights has become a Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than one million... Read More

October 11, 2016

Zoo asks community to help shape new polar bear habitat

As excitement builds over the imminent debut of Nora, the young polar bear who arrived here from Ohio recently, the Oregon Zoo is looking for some help designing her... Read More

October 4, 2016

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects... Read More

September 30, 2016

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

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016