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Dr. Bugs to kick off Wildlife Talks series at Oregon Zoo

Renowned ecologist, wildlife photographer and insect expert Mark E. Moffett will be at the Oregon Zoo March 4 talking bugs. Moffett — known to fans as Dr. Bugs — will be presenting "Insect Tales" as the first installment of Wildlife Talks, a new zoo speaker series presented by KinderCare Education.

Zoo mourns Asian elephant Packy, oldest male of his species

Packy, who made headlines during the Kennedy era as the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today. At nearly 55, he was the oldest male of his species in North America.

Zoo, Oregon leaders work to fund wildlife conservation

The Oregon Zoo and its partners in conservation are asking Oregon's Congressional delegation to support the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, which would reallocate $1.3 billion in existing fee revenue to support underfunded non-game species programs.

2016's top stories of conservation, cuteness and care

From a tough-as-nails California condor to a playful young polar bear, 2016 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at 10 of the year's most memorable stories.

Packy's TB treatment suspended; Zoo weighs next steps

Oregon Zoo animal-care staff have suspended tuberculosis treatment and are consulting outside experts as they consider next steps in caring for the elderly Asian elephant Packy. At 54, Packy is the oldest male of his species on the continent, and one of the oldest on the planet.

Late fall forecast: Rainy with a slight chance of Nora

Nora, the young polar bear who has captivated much of the country since her birth at the Columbus Zoo last November, could make her Northwest debut this week — but Oregon Zoo keepers say viewing opportunities will be up to Nora herself.

Zoo hacks: 5 pro tips for a luminous ZooLights experience

ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo’s walk-through winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million colored lights, presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield Pet Hospital, opens for the season Nov. 25 and it’s more popular than ever.

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