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No sleep till Boise: Zoo condor egg heads east to hatch

With so few California condors in existence, each new chick is vitally important to the survival of this critically endangered species, Walker said. Since there were... Read More

June 10, 2016

A refreshing swim when the heat is too much to bear

As a record-breaking heat wave headed toward Portland last weekend, 6-year-old Takoda did what many youngsters do on hot afternoons: headed for his wading pool to... Read More

June 9, 2016

Rare montane fox kits caught on video for first time

Earlier this spring, Jon Nelson, wildlife curator at the High Desert Museum, said he knew of a Sierra Nevada red fox den with pups. At the time though, he had no... Read More

June 7, 2016

'Legos at the Zoo' combines rhinos, elephants, robotics

The 16th annual Legos at the Zoo science fair, free and open to the public, takes place June 4-5 in the Skyline Room, just downstairs from the Cascade Grill. Zoo... Read More

June 2, 2016

Condor update: Oregon Zoo egg is called to the wild

It's the end of May, and California condor hatching season is nearly complete. Five chicks have hatched since March — with one more still on the way — from eggs laid... Read More

May 31, 2016