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Turtle power: Baby western pond turtles arrive at zoo

If good things come in small packages, it doesn't get much better than the 15 baby western pond turtles that arrived last week at the Oregon Zoo. Smaller than a nickel, the hatchlings are extremely vulnerable to predators. To give them a fighting chance, the tiny turtles are collected from the wild and reared in the zoo's turtle conservation lab until they're big enough to go back to the pond.

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor is living large in California

Earlier this month, biologists at Pinnacles National Park watched excitedly as California condor No. 912, who hatched there six months ago, embarked on an awkward but successful "test flight" from its cliff-side nest to a nearby gray pine.

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 1, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers," and highlighting the critical role vultures play in ecosystems around the world.

Asian elephant Samudra turns 10

Asian elephant Samudra turned 10 years old at the Oregon Zoo today, and it's safe to say birthday boys don't come much bigger.

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