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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.

Naptime is over for endangered NW butterflies

Zoo conservationists roused 1,200 Taylor's checkerspot larvae from their winter dormancy this week, transferring the very hungry caterpillars into rearing cups at the zoo's Imperiled Butterfly Conservation Lab, where they will munch on narrowleaf plantain following an eight-month snooze.

Zoo field trips get boost from KinderCare Education

KinderCare Education has once again signed on as presenting sponsor for Oregon Zoo field trips and Title 1 programming, helping to provide inspiring conservation and wildlife education opportunities for children in the Portland region.

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