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Due to inclement weather, Zoo will open at 12 p.m. noon February 19th

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 FuFu is actually the one to watch. The spiny little creature will make her prediction Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m.: Will it be an early spring this year, or should we hunker down for six more weeks of winter?

Oregon Zoo Pupdate: Sea otter 805 gets a name

The orphaned sea otter that was given a home at the Oregon Zoo this month is no longer just a number. Known previously as "805" — the number assigned to him by Monterey Bay Aquarium's rescue and care program — the fluffy, squeaky pup will now be called Lincoln, a name selected by his new caregivers.

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 28-29, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and is free with zoo admission.

Zoo says goodbye Thelma, sea otter who beat the odds

Thelma, a sea otter at the Oregon Zoo who survived into old age with one lung and continually beat the odds, was humanely euthanized Saturday following a decline due to complications related to her advanced years.

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