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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

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

Wildlife and wildfire: A Q&A with Katie Sauerbrey

Fire is a natural process in Oregon's forests, where thousands of species depend on periodic burning to provide food and habitat. But a century of tampering with natural... Read More
March 4, 2021

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 digs out, will reopen Feb. 19 with expanded hours

Snow and ice shuttered the Oregon Zoo over the long Presidents Day weekend, but the popular destination is set to reopen this week, with a return to regular operating... Read More
February 17, 2021
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