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Special-needs kids, families enjoy free day at the zoo

A special group of kids received the VIP treatment at the Oregon Zoo last week. On Thursday, May 29, the zoo welcomed hundreds of children with special health-care... Read More

June 2, 2014

Tori Amos' zoo show is nearly sold out, tickets going fast

It's a lousy feeling to learn a concert has sold out before you purchased your tickets. The Oregon Zoo doesn't want that to happen to you, and so consider this an... Read More

May 28, 2014

10-year-old's change jar makes change for orangutans

Landon Clark's first orangutan encounter was with Inji. He was 2. She was 45. A photo from that visit shows them sizing each other up across the glass, marking the... Read More

May 27, 2014

Summer at the zoo: Longer hours, new exhibit

As the Oregon Zoo switches to summer hours this weekend, visitors will be treated to some new viewing opportunities. Starting Saturday, May 24, the zoo's gates will... Read More

May 23, 2014

Playful pup Juno to join two elderly otters at Steller Cove

Precious cargo arrived Tuesday, May 13, on the Oregon coast in ice-filled crates, when a single-engine turboprop plane touched down at Newport Municipal Airport.... Read More

May 15, 2014