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Zoo offers free entry for furloughed federal employees

The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown, zoo officials said. The offer — which is effective immediately and will last throughout the shutdown — is also good for federal contractors who are affected.

Procrastinators take note: last weekend for ZooLights

The holidays aren't over yet! ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, is on for a few more evenings this week following a bright and busy run through November and December.

Zoo says goodbye to Eddie, the slam-dunking sea otter

His hoops skills earned him worldwide fame throughout his golden years, but age finally caught up to Eddie, the Oregon Zoo's slam-dunking sea otter, who was humanely euthanized this morning following a decline related to his advanced years.

Zoo welcomes new baby goat kid to Family Farm

Born on November 24 at the zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, the new kid, whose name is Bruce Wayne, can be seen exploring his surroundings at the Family Farm with his mom Lilac.

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.

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