News: community

On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as Velda is actually the one to watch. The spiny... Read More

January 29, 2016

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 56

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 56 this month and is now the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 29, 2016

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 26, 2016

Pacific Northwesterners share how they protect wildlife

Last month, the zoo marked the first anniversary of the Small Actions project– an online conservation how-to guide – by inviting the community to nominate their own... Read More

January 21, 2016

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement with Borneo-based wildlife organizations today to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant.

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January 21, 2016