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Zoo, partners return 14 western pond turtles to wild

Summer's barely getting started in Portland, but for 14 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a yearlong stretch of warm days and nights has just drawn to an end.

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May 25, 2017

Polar bear Nora to get new home, new companion this fall

Nora the polar bear will be getting a new home and a new companion soon. The playful youngster will relocate to Utah's Hogle Zoo this fall, where caregivers plan to... Read More

May 24, 2017

Zoo's new Education Center earns 'Top Project' awards

For the second year in a row, the Oregon Zoo earned three major honors at the Daily Journal of Commerce's annual TopProjects ceremony, held at the Oregon Convention... Read More

May 19, 2017

Zoo backs Kickstarter campaign to save imperiled penguins

African penguin populations are in trouble. Over the decades, commercial interests have harvested nearly all of the guano deposits they need for nesting, and the... Read More

May 17, 2017

New video shows transformation of rare NW butterfly

In March, Oregon Zoo conservationists helped release more than 1,200 zoo-reared caterpillars on prairies in central Washington, bolstering populations of the... Read More

May 11, 2017

How climate change is impacting Pacific NW wildlife

Here are some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic climate-impacted species, what's being done to help them and how you can take action.

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April 20, 2017