Tilly's baby needs a name. Oregon Zoo keepers are asking the community to help them choose a name for the month-old river otter. Keepers have come up with three possible names for the pup and are asking the public to vote for their favorite over the next week on the zoo's website.
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Portland-area residents with a soft spot for turtles and amphibians can assist conservation efforts this winter by wading local wetlands.
Since 2000, the Oregon Zoo has been upgrading its spectacular holiday light display with an eye to the future – gradually switching from conventional incandescent lights to highly efficient LEDs, which use a fraction of the energy and last far longer.
Oregon Zoo visitors who braved the elements last Friday were rewarded with a rare glimpse of animals enjoying a winter wonderland.
Negotiations between Metro and a developer proposing to build a hotel near the Oregon Convention Center are likely to carry into 2014, pushing back the project's timeline by a few months.
ZooLights, a winter wonderland of nearly 1.5 million brilliant colored lights, runs now through Jan. 5 at the zoo. Visitors to the annual display, presented by Toyota, can enjoy big savings this week and next by picking up a two-for-one coupon at their local Toyota dealers. Coupons are valid Monday to Thursday evenings, now through Dec. 12.
She was born big – with an outsize personality to match – and she's had a big impact on the Oregon Zoo's world famous Asian elephant herd and zoo visitors alike. Lily, the zoo's youngest elephant, turned a year old on Nov. 30.
The Oregon Zoo and Oxbow Regional Park will be two regional destinations that will remain open on Thanksgiving.
Winter break is a great time for kids to connect with both nature and culture at the Oregon Zoo. This year's "ARcTic Adventure" day camps – held Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 2-3 at the zoo – will focus on animals and art, helping kids to develop their own artistic skills while learning about the animals at the zoo.
Exhibit designers released a sneak peek of the new Oregon Zoo railway this week, giving the community its first look at a route optimized for spectacular views of animals and the annual winter ZooLights display starting in late 2014.