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Zoo marks b-day of oldest male polar bear and his twin sis

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the popular brother-and-sister pair turn 31 — quite old for polar bears — and keepers will throw a birthday party at 10 a.m. that day with treats and enrichment items that encourage the bears to exercise and think critically.

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November 25, 2015

Zoo's winter day camps help kids connect with wildlife

Winter break is a great time for kids to connect with nature and explore the wild realms of the Oregon Zoo. At the zoo's winter break day camps — held Dec. 21-23 and... Read More

November 25, 2015

Small Actions: Tell us how you protect wildlife

It's been a year since we launched Small Actions, and we're marking the occasion with a contest for our community to nominate their own wildlife friendly actions.... Read More

November 19, 2015

Zoo set to illuminate holidays at annual ZooLights

A holiday tradition is back. Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights will illuminate the Oregon Zoo during its 27th... Read More

November 17, 2015

Zoo awards $21k in grants for Northwest conservation

Monarch butterflies, pygmy rabbits, Olympic mudminnows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo... Read More

November 13, 2015

Lace up Thanksgiving morning for zoo's annual Turkey Trot

The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 26. The Thanksgiving Day tradition, organized by the Oregon Road... Read More

November 13, 2015