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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

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