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Polar bear Nora swims at the Hogle Zoo.

Nora's back! Beloved polar bear returns to Oregon Zoo

Nora is back! After spending the past few years at Utah's Hogle Zoo, the 5-year-old polar bear returned to the Oregon Zoo late yesterday and is settling in behind the... Read More
March 10, 2021
The Melting Ice Bear sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales greets visitors at the Oregon Zoo's Polar Passage habitat.

New polar bear sculpture puts focus on climate change

"Melting Ice Bear," a 9-foot-tall cast aluminum sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales, was lifted into place outside the habitat's Arctic Science Center in late... Read More
March 8, 2021
Red pandas Pabu and Mei Mei climb a tree.

Red pandas Mei Mei and Pabu moving to Big Sky Country soon

They grow up so fast.... Last June, in a year when smiles were in big demand, Mei Mei the red panda surprised Oregon Zoo fans by giving birth to a tiny cub. Read More
February 25, 2021

Zoo will offer inside look at Nora's new stomping grounds

Oregon Zoo visitors can get a rare bear's-eye look at history in the making Feb. 12-15. Read More
February 3, 2021
Polar bear Nora swims at the Hogle Zoo.

Zoo prepares to welcome back Nora the polar bear

She made a big splash when she arrived here in 2016, and left a big bear-shaped hole in our hearts when she went away the following year. Now, as the Oregon Zoo puts the... Read More
January 27, 2021