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Zoo offers free admission day on Saturday, Feb. 3

Visitors to the Oregon Zoo will be treated to free admission on Saturday, Feb. 3, as the zoo celebrates World Wetlands Day.

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February 1, 2018

On Groundhog Day, zoo hedges its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention on Feb. 2, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as FuFu is actually the one to watch. The spiny... Read More

February 1, 2018

5 ways to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Countless plants and creatures, including humans, depend on wetlands for survival. But most of us don't really know how important, or fun to explore, they are.

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January 24, 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

Bright way to save: Zoo visitors urged to take MAX

With record crowds pouring through the gates, the Oregon Zoo is looking to make people's holidays a lot brighter without making their wallets a lot lighter. Over the... Read More

December 8, 2017

Zoo hacks: 5 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights opens for its 30th season on Nov. 24 and it's more popular... Read More

November 13, 2017