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Zoo welcomes summer with bear awareness activities

With black bears stirring after their long winter naps, and summer camping season just around the corner, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a special Bear Awareness Day May... Read More

April 29, 2016

Zoo's black bears are blinking out of winter torpor

Across North America, from Canada to the northern half of Mexico and in at least 40 U.S. states, lethargic black bears are shaking off the sleep to sniff out the... Read More

April 29, 2016

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world.

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April 27, 2016

6 questions for elephant researcher Farina Othman

Nurzhafarina Othman has a mantra: "There's no silver bullet for human-elephant conflict."

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April 25, 2016

Lessons from 16 years of photographing bats

Oregon Zoo photographer and videographer Michael Durham is also one of the world's foremost wild bat photographers. His work has appeared in The New York Times and... Read More

April 15, 2016