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Oregon Zoo, Banfield team up on cat enrichment guide

Your cat may think he's king of the jungle as he stalks through your potted plants, pouncing on leaves — or rather, prey. Actually, our domestic companions do have a lot in common with big cats, like the lions, tigers, and cougars at the Oregon Zoo.

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November 21, 2016

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 26, 2016

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 30, 2016

Zoo conservationists bury time capsule of dreams for 2066

At the Oregon Zoo last week, conservationists slid a cache of hand-scrawled letters, artwork and records of local species recovery work into a 20-by-17-inch box... Read More

September 26, 2016

Oregon Zoo to host Otter Awareness Day, Sept. 25

Otter lovers, take note: The Oregon Zoo will host an Otter Awareness Day Sunday, Sept. 25, with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful... Read More

September 22, 2016

Iconic Portland artwork gets a second life at zoo

After nearly 20 years spent languishing in obscurity, a classic Portland artwork is set to return to the public eye.

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August 16, 2016