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Zoo Doo compost will be offered to public this winter

For local gardeners, tantalized by the prospect of an early spring, the Oregon Zoo has just the stuff to get you growing: free poop.

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February 4, 2015

Hedgehog calls for an early spring; local crocuses put on alert

Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for six more weeks of winter, but here in the Northwest it's safe to pack away those mittens. So says Whiskers J., the Oregon Zoo's... Read More

February 2, 2015

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

There's something irresistibly mysterious about wetlands. Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on them for survival. But most of us don't really... Read More

January 29, 2015

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 55

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 55 this month and is now the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 27, 2015

Experts to discuss polar bears' future in free zoo lecture

Global warming is melting the Arctic sea ice polar bears call home, and with it, access to the food and habitat necessary for the species' survival. If current... Read More

January 26, 2015