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Zoo digs out, plans to reopen for Feb. 11 'Second Tuesday'

After a record February snowfall shuttered the Oregon Zoo over the past four days, officials say the popular destination is set to reopen in time for its monthly... Read More

February 10, 2014

Zoo mourns Julius, oldest male Steller sea lion in U.S.

Julius, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his tough independence, was humanely euthanized Sunday following a decline due to complications related to his... Read More

February 2, 2014

Oregon Zoo hedgehog forecasts six more weeks of winter

It might be nice outside now, but don't pack those scarves and mittens away just yet. Mayzie, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, saw her shadow today,... Read More

February 2, 2014

On Groundhog Day, zoo 'hedges' its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Groundhog Day, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say Mayzie the hedgehog is the one to watch. The spiny little... Read More

January 31, 2014

Things going swimmingly for zoo's otter family

Otter fans visiting the Oregon Zoo this month are in for a treat. The 2-month-old North American river otter Zigzag — or Ziggy, as keepers call him — has been... Read More

January 30, 2014