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Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for "Mom of Year" honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2014 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to four... Read More

April 29, 2014

Three's company: third bird joins zoo's new condor-minium

"Keep calm and carrion" seems to be the motto of three California condors settling in at the Oregon Zoo this month. Keepers say the critically endangered scavengers... Read More

April 23, 2014

Zoo announces concert lineup, tickets go on sale 4/25

Merle Haggard recently turned 77. That same day, April 6, the Academy of Country Music awarded him its Crystal Milestone Award. Garth Brooks handed him the trophy... Read More

April 18, 2014

California condors land in Portland

On Wednesday morning, two hydraulic doors opened inside the Oregon Zoo's new Condors of the Columbia habitat following a cue from a keeper radio call: "Release the... Read More

April 10, 2014

'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual salute to pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 — and this year's event offers a chance to see... Read More

April 9, 2014