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Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for six more weeks of winter, but here in the Northwest it's safe to pack away those mittens. So says Whiskers J., the Oregon Zoo's... Read More

February 2, 2015

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

There's something irresistibly mysterious about wetlands. Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on them for survival. But most of us don't really... Read More

January 29, 2015

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 55

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 55 this month and is now the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 27, 2015

Experts to discuss polar bears' future in free zoo lecture

Global warming is melting the Arctic sea ice polar bears call home, and with it, access to the food and habitat necessary for the species' survival. If current... Read More

January 26, 2015

Sumatran orangutan, Kumar, ventures out for first time

Kumar, the 9-year-old male orangutan who arrived at the Oregon Zoo in November, has moved into his new digs at Red Ape Reserve, and this week he began exploring the... Read More

January 21, 2015