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Zoo readies treats for guests, animals during Howloween

For many families, trick-or-treating is not in the cards this year, but that doesn't mean we can't get in the Halloween spirit. During the Oregon Zoo's annual Howloween festivities, presented by The Oregonian, kids can show off their costumes and learn about wildlife in a fun and safe setting, Oct. 24­–25 and Oct. 29­–Nov. 1

With inmates' help, rare NW butterfly is homeward bound

Last week, the butterfly technicians at Coffee Creek transferred 723 of the growing caterpillars and 399 pupae back to the Oregon Zoo's butterfly lab. From there, the insects were transported to conservation biologists at USFWS for release on western Oregon prairies near Corvallis.

Zoo branching out with new beaver

"Branch manager" Filbert welcomed a new coworker this month when Maple, a 3-year-old North American beaver, joined him at the Oregon Zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat.