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Articles tagged Oregon Zoo

Oct. 2, 2014, 4:27 p.m.

Oregon Zoo And Malaysian City Team Up For Rainforests & Pygmy Elephants

Portland and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia are developing a sister-city partnership with a focus on conservation of rainforests and wildlife.

Sept. 19, 2013, 7:15 a.m.

Ore. Survey Finds Rare Western Bumblebees

A six-week survey of bumblebee species in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest has produced an encouraging find — a dozen of the increasingly rare western bumblebees.

July 30, 2013, 10:07 p.m.

Oregon Zoo Polar Bears Help Climate Change Researchers

Two polar bears at the Oregon Zoo are helping researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey study how climate change is affecting wild polar bears in the Arctic.

July 24, 2012, 2:41 p.m.

Oregon Zoo to Release Western Pond Turtles into the Wild

The Oregon Zoo will release 31 western pond turtles into the Columbia River Gorge Wednesday. The turtles are endangered in Washington and threatened in Oregon. In the past 20 years, the wild population has jumped from 100 to 1,600 animals because of recovery efforts.

July 22, 2011, 2:44 p.m.

Central Washington Pygmy Rabbits Are Breeding Like Bunnies

The Oregon Zoo is helping the endangered species of rabbit rebound in the Columbia Basin.