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Rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrates first birthday

Happy squeaks could be heard throughout Steller Cove this week as rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrated his first birthday in style — with a special frozen shrimp cake and a swim in his favorite pool.

Zoo kicks off new pub talk series with 'Apes Like Us'

Award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker Gerry Ellis, whose multimedia project "Apes Like Us" explores the myths, history and issues we share with all great apes, will discuss his work at the first Oregon Zoo Pub Talk of the season, presented by Pro Photo Supply and Lumix, on Oct. 18 in the zoo's Cascade Crest Ballroom.

Chimps, lemurs relocate as zoo preps new 'Primate Forest'

To ensure they're safely out of the hardhat zone, the zoo's resident chimpanzee troop — Chloe, Leah, Delilah and Jackson — has moved next door to Red Ape Reserve, while the lemur group (known as a conspiracy) is settling into the former caracal habitat in the zoo's Africa area.

Turtle power: Baby western pond turtles arrive at zoo

If good things come in small packages, it doesn't get much better than the 15 baby western pond turtles that arrived last week at the Oregon Zoo. Smaller than a nickel, the hatchlings are extremely vulnerable to predators. To give them a fighting chance, the tiny turtles are collected from the wild and reared in the zoo's turtle conservation lab until they're big enough to go back to the pond.

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor is living large in California

Earlier this month, biologists at Pinnacles National Park watched excitedly as California condor No. 912, who hatched there six months ago, embarked on an awkward but successful "test flight" from its cliff-side nest to a nearby gray pine.

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