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Zoo to implement non-smoking policy May 26

The Oregon Zoo is going smoke-free. Starting May 26, the use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, will be prohibited on zoo grounds as part of a wider policy that affects all Metro-operated facilities.

Peggy the caracal is named 2012 'Mom of the Year'

The Oregon Zoo has named Peggy the caracal its 2012 Mother of the Year. The first-time mom gave birth to three energetic and playful kittens last June and did an outstanding job of raising them into adult cats, according to zoo staff.

ZooTeens win national polar bear contest

The Conservation Crew, a team of three Oregon Zoo ZooTeen volunteers and a staff adviser, are the grand-prize winners of this year’s Project Polar Bear contest, Polar Bears International announced Saturday.

Safety is the word of the day at Oregon Zoo

On May 5, Oregon Safe Kids Day at the zoo will provide parents, caregivers and children the opportunity to learn about safety through interactive exhibits, prizes, safety tips and hands-on activities.

Be very, very quiet – the zoo is hunting rabbits

In March, the zoo and its conservation partners collected 47 wild pygmy rabbits from Utah and Nevada and released most of them into enclosures at the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area in central Washington.