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Zoo heartbroken as 6-year-old Lily succumbs to virus

The Oregon Zoo is in mourning today following the sudden and unexpected loss of Lily, the youngest of the zoo elephant family, one day before her sixth birthday. Despite exhaustive efforts by veterinarians and care staff to save her, Lily succumbed late last night to a sudden onset of endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a rapidly progressing and often fatal disease to which calves are particularly susceptible.

Gorge pikas resilient in wake of Eagle Creek Fire

New findings from Cascades Pika Watch — a collaboration of organizations and individual pika researchers convened by the Oregon Zoo — show pikas surviving in the wake of the Eagle Creek Fire.

Red alert: New lemurs join zoo conspiracy

The Oregon Zoo welcomed two red-ruffed lemurs this week. At 2 years old, twin sisters Thalia and Calliope are the youngest members of the family, and also the largest.

Zoo awards nearly $25,000 in grants for Northwest conservation

California condors, wolverines, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded nearly $25,000 among six regional conservation efforts through its Future for Wildlife grant program.

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