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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

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects... Read More

April 13, 2016

Off and running: Tiny Speke's gazelle is 'built for speed'

They're calling her "the little gazelle that could." Juliet, a young Speke's gazelle that almost didn't make it past her first day of life, is 5 months old now and... Read More

April 12, 2016

Searching for jelly: Oregon spotted frog counts are in

This year, the zoo's Environmental Conservation Outreach team — a volunteer group formed to connect Portlanders with regional conservation projects — trekked out to... Read More

April 7, 2016