The metal merry-go-round can be found at countless parks across the country, but some astute parents in Portland have noticed the classic models of yesteryear are disappearing from area parks.
Senior Keeper Julie Christie holds a one week old river otter during a checkup in the den room at the Great Northwest. © Oregon Zoo / photo by Michael Durham.
Tilly, a North American river otter at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to another pup Nov. 8, her second this year. The new arrival weighed just shy of 5 ounces at birth and has nearly tripled that thanks to mom’s naturally high-fat milk.
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, Bill Booth of Bradenton, Fla. wears a dead Burmese python he caught, Jan. 19, 2013 in the Florida Everglades as part of the month long "Python Challenge." Booth's snake measured an unofficial 11.59 feet. Florida won't be repeating a public hunt meant to reduce the population of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. The state-sponsored Python Challenge attracted roughly 1,600 hunters in January and February and made headlines worldwide. It netted 68 of the snakes, the longest measuring more than 14 feet. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Florida won't be repeating a public hunt meant to reduce the population of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
A young elk needed a little help after getting stuck in a soccer net at a Maple Valley elementary school last week.
This November 2012 photo provided by Turner PR and Klaus Obermeyer shows Obermeyer on his way up a mountain in Aspen, Colo., that he later skied down. Obermeyer is 93, and the National Ski Areas Association says the number of seniors on the slopes has been creeping up each year while other age groups hold steady or decline. (AP Photo/Klaus Obermeyer)
If you've walked into a ski lodge the past few years, likely as not you've seen tables filled with gray-haired skiers wearing sweaters so old they're back in style.
This photo shows the Pittock Mansion that is currently under construction but is still open for tours in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Statesman-Journal, Alisha Roemeling)
When I think of downtown Portland, hiking isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.
A weekend storm got the snow season off to a good start in the Cascade Range, dropping as much as a foot of fresh snow in some higher elevation areas.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is working to keep the major mountain passes clear, but officials predict another storm to roll in shortly.
FILE - In this July 3, 2013 file photo, Playboy Marfa, a new art installation depicting the iconic Playbory bunny logo and a classic 1970's muscle car on a tilted platform, is shown along U.S. 90 about a mile West of Marfa, Texas. The neon bunny that’s part of the “Playboy Marfa” sculpture by New York contemporary artist Richard Phillips will be dismantled and moved from the roadside on U.S. 90 to the Dallas Contemporary museum near the city’s downtown. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Ramon Renteria, File)
A 40-foot high Playboy bunny logo that had upset some residents of the West Texas town of Marfa will be removed from a roadside display and hauled to a Dallas museum, where it will be featured in an exhibition.
In this computer-generated image made available by Royal Philips NV, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, a LED sign with glowing lights reading “Do Not Disturb” drives the message home in a fictional hotel corridor. (AP Photo/Philips)
Ever wish your hotel room could be marked "Do Not Disturb" in glowing lights, to drive the message home? That option is on its way.
In this photo taken on Oct. 30, 2013, a vehicle navigates the Big Baja Road near Kuna, Idaho, where the Big Black Butte landmark is visible. The Big Baja Road looks like a whole bunch of nothing, as is characteristic of a lot of the West's high-desert landscape. Desolate gray, green and brown goes on and on for miles and miles.(AP Photo/Pete Zimowsky, Idaho Statesman) LOCAL TV OUT (KTVB 7)
Stop! Don't turn onto Southwest Idaho's Big Baja Road if you're not into nothingness.
Scientists are trying to figure out what's behind a massive die off of sunflower starfish across the country and right here in the Pacific Northwest. Not only are sea stars in the wild showings signs of disease, so are sea stars at several aquariums, including Vancouver which recently posted a time-lapse video showing just how quickly these marine critters are getting sick, losing legs and literally wasting away.
The Lucas Oil 2013 Portland Invitational. File photo by Kai Hayashi / KATU.com.
Professional bull riders from around the country will be coming to Portland in a few months and tickets are already going on sale.
The research submarine NR-1 is moored at U.S. Naval submarine base, in New London, Conn. in a Feb. 2007 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy.
It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows.
In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo, passengers board the Johnstown (Kenosha) streetcar during Kenosha Streetcar Day in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)
When the auto plant here closed, this prosperous Wisconsin port city on Lake Michigan lost more than just its largest employer. Its sense of vitality seemed to drain away, and city leaders set out to find something that would inject life into the brick-storefront downtown while the economy went through a transition.