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Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Asian elephants, African wild dogs and Sumatran orangutans are three of the most beloved animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the wild, they share a more troubling... Read More

May 14, 2014

Visitors will come nose-to-beak with condors at new exhibit

After more than 100 years, California condors have returned to Portland. Though native to the region, and commonly seen here during the time of Lewis and Clark, the... Read More

May 13, 2014

African lion Neka is named 2014 Mother of the Year

With Election Day still more than a week away, much remains to be sorted out, but one race at least has already been decided: African lion Neka is the Oregon Zoo's... Read More

May 9, 2014

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