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Beloved polar bear Nora is moving to Oregon Zoo this fall

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, is moving to the Oregon Zoo this fall. An official date for this Arctic ambassador's West Coast debut has not been set, but visitors may be able to see Nora in her new home as early as mid-October.

Zoo releases hundreds of rare butterflies at Oregon coast

On a sunny, windswept meadow atop Mount Hebo last week, Oregon Zoo conservationists released the last of the summer's zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterflies in an attempt to boost the declining population of this imperiled Northwest beauty.

Packy ventures out into South Habitat of Elephant Lands

At about 7:30 yesterday evening, the massive doors to Forest Hall opened slowly. The tip of a trunk lifted out to test the air, followed by a massive foot. Seconds later, a six-ton, 10 and a half foot-tall bull Asian elephant stepped out into the South Habitat of Elephant Lands for the first time.

Beloved polar bear Conrad is euthanized at Oregon Zoo

Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear at the Oregon Zoo considered to be the oldest male in North America, was euthanized today after veterinarians determined a tumor on his liver was compromising his quality of life.

The science is in: Zoo is on right track with Elephant Lands

A special collection of peer-reviewed scientific research articles today confirmed what thousands of Oregon Zoo visitors have already seen: Elephant Lands, the visionary new home for Portland's beloved pachyderm family, represents a huge leap forward in terms of elephant welfare.

Zoo's new Elephant Lands earns LEED Gold certification

Elephant Lands, a world-class home for Portland's world-famous Asian elephant family, earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — an internationally recognized benchmark for sustainable building practices.

Birth of endangered piglet prompts squeals of joy at zoo

A 3-week-old Visayan warty pig — a species considered among the most endangered in the world — prompted squeals of joy from Oregon Zoo visitors yesterday as he explored his outdoor habitat for the first time, frolicking alongside his mom, Marge.

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