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Zoo to study Gorge pika populations after Eagle Creek Fire

Every summer, Cascades Pika Watch — a collaboration of organizations and individual pika researchers convened by the Oregon Zoo — hits the trails to monitor pikas in the Cascade mountain range. This year, thanks to a Citizen Science grant from the U.S. Forest Service, the group has a special mission: to see how pikas in the region are faring after last year's Eagle Creek Fire.

Last call for hippos: Poppy and Bubbles move to Texas

They've been a fixture in Portland for almost two dozen years, but it's time to bid a fond Rose City farewell to hippos Mukenko and Kiboko. The last day to see the pair — more popularly known by their nicknames, Poppy and Bubbles — at the Oregon Zoo will be Sunday, March 18.

On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as FuFu is actually the one to watch. The spiny little creature will make her prediction Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m.: Will it be an early spring this year, or should we hunker down for six more weeks of winter?

Oregon Zoo Pupdate: Sea otter 805 gets a name

The orphaned sea otter that was given a home at the Oregon Zoo this month is no longer just a number. Known previously as "805" — the number assigned to him by Monterey Bay Aquarium's rescue and care program — the fluffy, squeaky pup will now be called Lincoln, a name selected by his new caregivers.

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