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Inmates join effort to recover endangered NW turtle

More than 20 western pond turtles returned to their home ponds in the Columbia River Gorge this morning — the latest release in a 25-year collaboration aimed at helping this yellow-speckled local reptile survive.

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May 18, 2016

Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May... Read More

May 18, 2016

Zoo names animal care expert as new deputy director

Sheri L. Horiszny, director of animal programs at the Santa Barbara Zoo and founder of three giraffe conservation initiatives, has been named deputy director of... Read More

May 17, 2016

Zoo gets $224K challenge grant to expand education efforts

Want to help inspire the next generation of conservation leaders? The Oregon Zoo is endeavoring to do just that, and right now a gift to the zoo foundation's... Read More

May 17, 2016

Zoo says goodbye to Malayan sun bear Vivian

Vivian, a beloved Malayan sun bear who was among the oldest of her species, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo Thursday after a decline related to her... Read More

May 13, 2016

Endangered pygmy rabbits showing signs of recovery

In 2008, the world’s last known Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit died. Her name was Bryn, and she represented the end of a lineage of kitten-sized rabbits in eastern... Read More

May 12, 2016
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