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Apr 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM
While birds play the starring role, the refuges also feature wildflowers, roaming elk and trails to spectacular Willamette Valley views.
Apr 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM
It's not often you get to see wildlife in its natural habitat - humans tend to spook creatures into hiding.
Apr 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM
IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES (AP) — An endangered Florida panther rescued as a kitten and raised in captivity has made a rare run back into the wild.

The sandy-colored, 120-pound panther cautiously poked its head out of the crate that wildlife...
Mar 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM
The critter that inspired "The Adventures of Peter Cottontail" and the enduring song that came later faces an uncertain future. Its natural habitat is disappearing, and without intervention, it could be unhappy trails for the once-bountiful bunny.
Mar 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM
A conservation group known for interfering with whaling ships wants to stop Oregon's killing of sea lions that eat endangered salmon in the Columbia River.
Mar 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM
After rejecting a land management plan by a nudist group, the Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to endorse the bid of a local conservation group to buy a controversial parcel of county-owned floodplains.
Mar 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Deer were captured at the Julia Butler-Hansen Refuge near Cathlamet and moved to another reserve near Ridgefield.
Mar 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM
The Seattle-area intern fatally mauled by a lion at a Central California exotic animal park loved lions and tigers since childhood, "was absolutely fearless" around them and hoped to work at a zoo after her six-month internship, her father said late Wednesday.
Mar 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old intern from Washington state.
Mar 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM
Majestic bald eagles, inquisitive-looking barn owls, regal elk, busy beavers - we know they're out there but where can we find them?
Mar 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Researchers are putting the spotlight on reclusive creatures in the Inland Northwest, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines.
Feb 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Oregon Zoo marine life keepers say Eddie the sea otter can dunk with the best of them and just might have the highest shooting percentage in town.
Feb 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM
In an agreement finalized Friday, the Oregon Zoo assumed legal ownership of Rose-Tu’s new calf from Have Trunk Will Travel, the California-based company that had previously held rights to the young elephant.
Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Big changes are in store for the nation's forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more frequent floods and droughts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns in a report released Tuesday.
Feb 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the "mountain devil," could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change.