A wood duck paddles through the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond area

A wood duck paddles through the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond area. The zoo temporarily moved most of its feathered residents off-view last week to protect them from a highly contagious avian flu that has been detected in neighboring areas.

Birds temporarily moved off-view as safety measure against virus

PORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo temporarily moved most of its feathered residents off-view last week to protect them from a highly contagious avian influenza that has spread across the country this year and was recently reported in nearby Multnomah and Clackamas counties, according to an Oregon Zoo press release.