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Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for 'Mom of the Year' honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2013 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to... Read More

May 2, 2013

Zoo says goodbye to Citation, oldest zebra in U.S.

In her youth, she was so fleet-footed she was named for a famous racehorse, but age finally caught up to Citation the Damara zebra, who was euthanized at the Oregon... Read More

May 1, 2013

Happy campers: Nike awards $10k to zoo nature program

The Oregon Zoo Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund to help introduce low-income and minority youth to the benefits of... Read More

April 23, 2013

Zoo chef, nutritionist prep healthy cake for Packy's party

Paul Bosch, the Oregon Zoo's new executive chef, may have worked for Elephants Delicatessen before, but he's never cooked for an actual elephant — until now. "I'm... Read More

April 12, 2013

Oregon Zoo sponsors lecture by polar bear expert

Every Arctic autumn, pregnant polar bears excavate a tunnel in the snow to serve as their over-winter maternity ward. When spring arrives, they emerge with cubs and... Read More

April 10, 2013