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Gettin' Ziggy wit it: Zoo's baby river otter gets a name

Tilly's baby river otter has a name. The 6-week-old pup will be called Zigzag, or Ziggy for short — named after the 12-mile-long Sandy River tributary that flows... Read More

December 20, 2013

ZOOMG! 2013's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From cruller-sized pygmy rabbits to slam-dunking sea otters, 2013 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's... Read More

December 19, 2013

Willy? Ziggy? Trask? Zoo's new river otter needs name

Tilly's baby needs a name. Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for the month-old river otter.

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December 12, 2013

Wanted: turtle, frog fans for cold-blooded conservation

Portland-area residents with a soft spot for turtles and amphibians can assist conservation efforts this winter by wading local wetlands.

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December 11, 2013

ZooLights gets greener - and more colorful too

Since 2000, the Oregon Zoo has been upgrading its spectacular holiday light display with an eye to the future — gradually switching from conventional incandescent... Read More

December 10, 2013