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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

Zoo conservationists to go 'Bowling for Rhinos' June 21

It's a critical time for rhinos worldwide. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year in South Africa alone. And with two of the five rhino species perilously... Read More

June 5, 2014

Special-needs kids, families enjoy free day at the zoo

A special group of kids received the VIP treatment at the Oregon Zoo last week. On Thursday, May 29, the zoo welcomed hundreds of children with special health-care... Read More

June 2, 2014