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5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More

August 7, 2015

Artist brings color-shifting sculptures to zoo's Elephant Lands

The Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands, now in its final stages of construction, is raising the bar for elephant care across the country — but not everything noteworthy... Read More

August 5, 2015

5 ways to celebrate Owl Awareness Day in the Pacific Northwest

Of the many birds associated with the Pacific Northwest, few may be more universally adored than owls. And few share as many super powers: binocular night vision,... Read More

August 3, 2015

Meet Little Pudding: Baby river otter gets a name

A boisterous, squeaky river otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Ore., and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old will be called Little... Read More

July 29, 2015

5 ways to celebrate and take action on Global Tiger Day

An estimated 70 percent of tigers now live in only 0.5 percent of their historic range. The illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of their forest habitat... Read More

July 24, 2015