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Citizen-oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

At a meeting of the Metro Council today, the Oregon Zoo Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee praised Metro and zoo staff for their effectiveness in implementing a host of projects made possible by the community-supported bond measure.

A step ahead: At zoo, elephants are walking more than ever

A local conservation biologist has confirmed what millions of Oregon Zoo visitors have already seen: Elephant Lands, the visionary new home for this community's beloved pachyderm family, has stepped up the game when it comes to elephant welfare.

Zoo, Oregon leaders work to fund wildlife conservation

The Oregon Zoo and its partners in conservation are asking Oregon's Congressional delegation to support the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, which would reallocate $1.3 billion in existing fee revenue to support underfunded non-game species programs.

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.