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Aug 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Before the last batch of pupae were sent to their new beachfront home, Oregon Zoo photographer Michael Durham captured what is believed to be the first-ever time-lapse video of a critical moment in the silverspot’s transformation.
Jun 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM
The Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab is aflutter with activity this week, as keepers balance the complex needs of two imperiled species native to the Northwest.
Sep 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM
By recommending 36 projects on July 14, members of the Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee put almost $700,000 towards national forest management for 2012, according to Siuslaw National Forest officials. The Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee...
Jul 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM
For the first time in more than 10 years, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit has bred and successfully given birth in the endangered animals’ original historic range.
Jul 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM
The Oregon Zoo’s three caracal kittens are now five weeks old, and their tufted ears – a distinguishing feature of the small African cats – are fully upright.
Jun 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM
The first-time mother and her babies are doing well, with all three kittens nursing regularly and starting to move around their behind-the-scenes nesting box.
May 11, 2011 at 1:10 PM
After an intense assisted hatch at the Oregon Zoo’s California condor breeding facility Tuesday, zoo animal-care staff are waiting and hoping their eighth chick of the season survives.
Feb 7, 2011 at 4:07 PM
Polar bears, gorillas and grizzlies are the topics covered in two wildlife conservation lectures hosted by the Oregon Zoo. Dr. Steven Amstrup, Dr. Bill Weber and Dr. Amy Vedder will speak at the zoo in February.
Jul 16, 2010 at 2:15 PM
The Oregon Zoo is releasing nearly 70 endangered western pond turtles back to the wild with the help of local kids from the Ridgefield Youth Conservation Corps and the Skamania County Forest Youth Success program. | PHOTO GALLERY
Oct 29, 2009 at 4:53 PM
The Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins, will be held Friday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Sep 18, 2009 at 9:45 AM
The charismatic 39-year-old chimp known as the "Prince of the Zoo" passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon. As an infant, Charlie was nearly killed as part of the bushmeat trade in Africa. He came to the U.S. as a pet and was given to the zoo in May 1972.
Jun 10, 2009 at 4:11 PM
Young cougars are deemed non-releaseable, so if state biologists cannot find homes for the cubs in zoos within 48 hours, they are forced to euthanize the cats. So for a 9-week-old cougar found near Klamath Falls, the clock was ticking.
Jan 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM
The Oregon Zoo's elephant program enjoyed a remarkable year in 2008, with Rose-Tu successfully giving birth to Samudra and local voters passing a $125 million zoo bond measure.
Dec 18, 2008 at 5:18 PM
Samudra, the Oregon Zoo's celebrated Asian elephant calf, got his first taste of snow -- literally. Keepers say the newest addition to the elephant herd romped in the snow for nearly a half hour playing with it, rolling in it and, yes, eating it.
Nov 18, 2008 at 4:43 PM
Oregon Zoo veterinarians euthanized Fred, a 17-year-old, geriatric Amur leopard, who had been suffering from an aggressive form of terminal cancer. Veterinarians and zookeepers were by his side when he died. The staff is deeply saddened by his passing.