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Five invasive species horror stories at the Oregon Zoo

Invasive species are plants and animals that play an important role in their native ecosystems, but wreak havoc when humans transport them to foreign lands.

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February 23, 2015

Want to feed a rhino? New tours go behind the scenes at zoo

Visitors can come face to face with giants, and find out what it takes to care for some of the largest animals on earth at the Oregon Zoo's new rhino and hippo... Read More

February 19, 2015

Zoo to engage hunters on wildlife-lead issue

The Oregon Zoo took an important step toward reducing lead exposure to wildlife this month with the hiring of a wildlife and lead outreach coordinator.

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February 13, 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

Around the world in 5 days at zoo's winter break day camps

The Oregon Zoo's winter day camps — held Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 29-31 at the zoo — take campers through four continents in five days, exploring a rich diversity of... Read More

December 16, 2014

Lace up Thanksgiving morning for zoo's annual Turkey Trot

The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road... Read More

November 17, 2014