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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 know how important, or fun to explore, they are. February 2 is World Wetlands Day.

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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

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014

Bright way to save: Zoo doubles MAX discount

Beginning Friday, Dec. 19, visitors who take MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo's annual light display will receive a $3 discount on their admission (proof of... Read More

December 17, 2014

Zoo hacks: 4 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

This year marks the 27th ZooLights for Ratcliff, who started working at the zoo in 1982 and has been involved with the light display since its inception. We checked... Read More

December 12, 2014

ZooLights to close Dec. 10, reopen Thursday Dec. 11

With ZooLights off to its most successful start ever, the Oregon Zoo will pause to catch its breath Wednesday, Dec. 10, closing to the public for one evening to host... Read More

December 10, 2014