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Wild bald eagles settle in above Oregon Zoo eagle habitat

Sharp-eyed visitors to the Oregon Zoo have been noticing some impressive new animals lately. For the past few weeks, a family of wild bald eagles has been perching among the tall Douglas firs of the zoo's thickly forested Great Northwest area.

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March 20, 2019

Zoo camps get boost from Banfield Pet Hospital

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with black bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention sea otters, elephants... Read More

March 16, 2019

Egg-citing news! Zoo welcomes first condor chick of 2019

A fluffy new chick came out of its shell at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week, kicking off what looks to be great year for the... Read More

March 15, 2019

Zoo raises record number of endangered NW butterflies

Zoo conservationists roused 5,398 Taylor's checkerspot larvae from their winter dormancy this week, transferring the very hungry caterpillars into rearing cups at... Read More

March 8, 2019

Caring for elephants in cold weather

Like all mammals, Asian elephants heat and cool their bodies through an internal process called thermoregulation.

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March 7, 2019

Rescuing western pond turtles: A Q&A with Shelly Pettit

Shelly Pettit, the Oregon Zoo's senior keeper for reptiles and amphibians, is on the frontlines of western pond turtle recovery efforts. She raises hatchlings at... Read More

February 19, 2019
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