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5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 26, 2017

Zoo hosts meeting to discuss condor reintroduction plan

After an absence of more than 100 years, California condors may soon be returning to the Pacific Northwest.

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January 23, 2017

Zoo hacks: 5 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo’s walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield... Read More

November 22, 2016

So these two tigers and a leopard walk into a bar...

Some of the most endangered big cats on the planet could benefit from a little laughter this month during a comedy night at the Oregon Zoo.

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November 3, 2016

Performers invited to participate in ZooLights

ZooLights has become a Portland tradition, with thousands of visitors most nights. During the festival, the zoo is ablaze with the glow of more than one million... Read More

October 11, 2016