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Zoo branching out with new beaver

"Branch manager" Filbert welcomed a new coworker this month when Maple, a 3-year-old North American beaver, joined him at the Oregon Zoo's Cascade Stream and Pond habitat. Read More
March 27, 2020

With pips and peeps, fluffy penguin chick hatches at zoo

After a couple of peep-filled days spent emerging from its shell, a new chick joined the Oregon Zoo's Humboldt penguin colony yesterday morning. Read More
March 24, 2020

Oregon Zoo live video and home activity resources

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live... Read More
March 23, 2020

Caring for animals when the zoo is closed

Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo's animal-welfare staff, explains how keepers care for animals when the zoo is closed. Read More
March 18, 2020

Zoo closes temporarily to help slow spread of COVID-19

The Oregon Zoo will be closing temporarily, effective Tuesday, March 17, following public health recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The zoo will... Read More
March 16, 2020

Naptime is over for endangered NW butterflies

Zoo conservationists roused 1,200 Taylor's checkerspot larvae from their winter dormancy this week, transferring the very hungry caterpillars into rearing cups at the... Read More
March 13, 2020
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