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Conservation breakthrough for endangered butterfly

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab has 269 reasons to celebrate this season. That's how many Oregon silverspot caterpillars are waiting to become butterflies thanks to the first-ever breeding of this endangered species in a captive-rearing setting.

New 'Primate Forest' begins to take shape

With the new walls in place — 49 precast insulated panels, each 13 inches thick for energy efficiency and animal safety — work can begin on some of the habitat's amenities.

Beervana gets brighter: Two nights of Brewlights at zoo

On Nov. 22-23, the zoo will host its third annual BrewLights: a ZooLights experience just for the 21-and-over crowd. Visitors can sample local beers, seltzers and ciders while strolling among forests of brightly lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures.

Zoo awards $24,600 in grants for Northwest conservation

Sea otters, pond turtles, vesper sparrows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded more than $24,600 to support conservation efforts through its Future for Wildlife grant program.

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