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Zoo's spring, summer camps help kids connect with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention polar bears, lions and orangutans. The Oregon Zoo's popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 23-27, and summer camps start June 15.

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March 4, 2015

Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 28

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and... Read More

February 26, 2015

Regence presents free day at Oregon Zoo, Feb. 14

Community members can enjoy a free day at the zoo Saturday, Feb. 14, presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

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February 11, 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

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