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Zoo welcomes rare Amur tiger sisters

It's double the fun in Tiger Plaza this week as the Oregon Zoo welcomes two new Amur tigers, sisters Eloise and Bernadette. The 2-year-old big cats are settling in well at their new home, and have already begun venturing outside to explore their surroundings.

Zoo offers free entry for furloughed federal employees

The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown, zoo officials said. The offer — which is effective immediately and will last throughout the shutdown — is also good for federal contractors who are affected.

Procrastinators take note: last weekend for ZooLights

The holidays aren't over yet! ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, is on for a few more evenings this week following a bright and busy run through November and December.

Zoo says goodbye to Eddie, the slam-dunking sea otter

His hoops skills earned him worldwide fame throughout his golden years, but age finally caught up to Eddie, the Oregon Zoo's slam-dunking sea otter, who was humanely euthanized this morning following a decline related to his advanced years.

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