Time to go to the Zoo again

I wouldn't mind going to Botswana .... but not in the cards this year.

New Zoo Residents
Egyptian Spiny Mice Debut at the Zoo
Tiny mice make a big entrance

Our newest zoo residents are a group of Egyptian spiny mice in the Africa Savanna exhibit. The tiny animals have foxlike faces with enormous ears and big, round, black eyes, and a spiny back, which is covered with a bristly-looking fur. They are on display in the giraffe-viewing overlook next to the naked mole-rat colony.

More information about Egyptian spiny mice can be found at: http://www.oregonzoo.org/Cards/EgyptianSpinyMice.htm.

Winged Wonders Grand Reopening
Butterfly exhibit will reopen on May 21

The zoo's popular walk-through butterfly exhibit is back! Starting May 20, Winged Wonders, presented by HomeStreet Bank, will be filled with no fewer than 450 butterflies at any time. Children and adults can learn about butterflies at the exhibit's interpretive center, where hands-on activities show how a butterfly uses its senses of sight, smell and taste.

For more information about Winged Wonders, visit http://www.oregonzoo.org/Butterfly/main.htm.

Bike-to-Work Day on May 19
Bike riding helps save the environment and money

To help raise awareness about global warming and the effects it has on animals, the Oregon Zoo is supporting Bike-to-Work Day and inviting you to ride your bike to work or the zoo. In addition to saving money on gas and parking, if you ride your bike to the zoo on May 19, you will also receive free admission!

To find information about the quickest and easiest way to the zoo, visit http://www.oregonzoo.org/VisitorInfo/directions.htm.

Oregon Zoo Leads Safari to Botswana
Zoo invites travelers to experience the stunning wildlife of the Okavango Delta

Known as "the river that never finds the ocean," the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana is the world's largest inland water system. Intrepid adventurers can join Mike Keele, deputy director of the Oregon Zoo, on this 11-day Wild World Tour November 7 - 18.

For more information, please visit: http://www.oregonzoo.org/Involved/travel.htm.


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