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A home makeover for Washington Park train, elephants

Two of Washington Park's best-known residents — Peggy the train and Lily the elephant — received big home makeovers yesterday.

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November 16, 2016

Zoo awards $25K in grants for Northwest conservation

Western pond turtles, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Sierra Nevada red foxes and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as... Read More

November 16, 2016

Oregon voters say yes to fighting wildlife trafficking

Measure 100 — an Oregon initiative to ban the sale of products made from some of the world's most imperiled animals — has passed overwhelmingly with 70 percent of... Read More

November 9, 2016

So these two tigers and a leopard walk into a bar...

Some of the most endangered big cats on the planet could benefit from a little laughter this month during a comedy night at the Oregon Zoo.

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November 3, 2016

Goodbye to Bubba, one of area's largest, best-known snakes

Bubba, a Burmese python who was among the biggest and best-known snakes in the Pacific Northwest, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a battle... Read More

November 2, 2016