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Zoo welcomes summer with new otter, special programs

Summer officially starts this weekend, and the Oregon Zoo will usher in the season with frisky new otter pup and a host of seasonal special events.

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June 20, 2014

Rescued sea otter pup is almost ready for zoo debut

Oregon Zoo visitors might get to meet a new otter soon. Juno, the rescued sea otter pup who has been settling in behind the scenes at the Steller Cove habitat, had... Read More

June 17, 2014

Grumpy cat or family guy? Zoo names lion 'Dad of the Year'

The Oregon Zoo has named its 2014 Father of the Year: African lion Zawadi Mungu, proud — if sometimes grouchy — papa to three not-so-little kittens, born at the zoo... Read More

June 12, 2014

When school's out, zoo camps connect kids with nature

School's almost out — have you made plans for your kids this summer? Opportunities for summer fun and learning are going fast at the Oregon Zoo. The zoo's popular... Read More

June 12, 2014

Trains leave station: new zoo route on track for fall debut

Two of the Oregon Zoo's historic train cars made their longest trips in half a decade this week. The Old West–inspired Centennial steam locomotive and the sleek,... Read More

June 11, 2014