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On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as Velda is actually the one to watch. The spiny... Read More

January 29, 2016

Pacific Northwesterners share how they protect wildlife

Last month, the zoo marked the first anniversary of the Small Actions project– an online conservation how-to guide – by inviting the community to nominate their own... Read More

January 21, 2016

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement with Borneo-based wildlife organizations today to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant.

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January 21, 2016

Zoo names Smithsonian wildlife expert as director

Donald E. Moore, Ph.D. — a senior scientist at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with nearly 40 years of experience in wildlife conservation, animal welfare and zoo... Read More

January 20, 2016

2015: The year in photos at the Oregon Zoo

A look back at of some of 2015's most memorable Oregon Zoo images.

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December 29, 2015
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