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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 and giraffes. The Oregon Zoo's popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 26-30, and summer camps start June 13.

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March 16, 2019

Routine zoo checkups yield spectacularly spooky x-rays

Every animal at the Oregon Zoo receives routine health exams, and often these checkups include X-rays. Digital radiology has proved a useful diagnostic tool and... Read More

October 19, 2018

Oregon Zoo offers close encounters of the animal kind

Starting this month, visitors can get up-close and personal with even more of the zoo's residents at new animal encounters like "Tortoise Time" and "Slow Down with a... Read More

April 25, 2018

Salmon egg-stravaganza at Education Center Saturday

The salmon's annual return from the ocean might be the most iconic wildlife spectacle in the region — but equally intriguing, if not quite as splashy, are the salmon... Read More

January 10, 2018

Trick or meat: zoo tiger celebrates Halloween birthday

The Oregon Zoo's Amur tiger Mikhail turned 19 today, and keepers treated the big cat to a Halloween-themed birthday with assorted party favors and jack-o'-lanterns... Read More

October 31, 2017

Treats in store for animals, visitors at zoo's 'Howloween'

Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 28-29, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The... Read More

October 25, 2017