News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

Zoo seeks proposals for Northwest conservation grants

The Oregon Zoo is now accepting applications for its 2016 Future for Wildlife grants in support of animal conservation and wildlife welfare programs in the Pacific Northwest.

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May 2, 2016

Scientists on the lookout for 'lost fox' in Oregon Cascades

Only one native subspecies of mountain-dwelling fox roams Oregon's Cascades, and until recently it was assumed to be the Cascades red fox — the same montane... Read More

March 10, 2016

Spring, summer camps help connect kids with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention elephants, lions and... Read More

March 8, 2016

Making way for turtles in an off-leash dog park

In the Sandy River Delta Park, just 15 miles out of town, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council has been busy yanking out non-native, invasive plants and erecting... Read More

March 4, 2016

Out of the muck: Mighty mudminnow gets its time to shine

They're not an overtly charismatic fish, but zoom in and you'll see the spunk. The Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) swims just above the mud layer in shallow... Read More

February 5, 2016

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement with Borneo-based wildlife organizations today to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant.

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January 21, 2016