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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

Nation's oldest male Asian elephant Packy turns 54

By almost any measure, Packy is majestic. Standing 10 and a half feet at the shoulder, he is thought to be the tallest Asian elephant in North America. Keepers liken... Read More

April 14, 2016