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Famous elephant Packy is turning 51 at Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo is throwing an elephant-sized party to celebrate the species that made it famous. Elephantastic, held each year on or near Packy's birthday, takes... Read More

April 9, 2013

Out like a lion: zoo smashes March attendance records

The Oregon Zoo shattered attendance records in March, as nearly 160,000 visitors flocked to the park to see new additions like pink flamingos, a baby DeBrazza's... Read More

April 9, 2013

Zoo's baby otter gets swimming lessons from mom

Learning to swim isn't easy, even for a river otter. Mo, a North American river otter born at the Oregon Zoo in late January, took his first dip last week, but not... Read More

April 4, 2013

Just say 'Mo': Zoo's baby river otter gets a name

After several weeks of consideration, keepers at the Oregon Zoo have settled on a name for the new baby river otter. The pup will be called Molalla, or Mo for short... Read More

March 15, 2013

Eggs-citing time for kids at zoo's annual 'Rabbit Romp'

Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, March 30, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring for all ages. Rabbit Romp is sponsored... Read More

March 13, 2013