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Zoo backs Kickstarter campaign to save imperiled penguins

African penguin populations are in trouble. Over the decades, commercial interests have harvested nearly all of the guano deposits they need for nesting, and the... Read More

May 17, 2017

New video shows transformation of rare NW butterfly

In March, Oregon Zoo conservationists helped release more than 1,200 zoo-reared caterpillars on prairies in central Washington, bolstering populations of the... Read More

May 11, 2017

How climate change is impacting Pacific NW wildlife

Here are some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic climate-impacted species, what's being done to help them and how you can take action.

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April 20, 2017

Scientists scour Portland for 'Stumptown scud'

Scientists are on the hunt for a mysterious, shrimp-like creature with a unique claim to fame: Its entire population lives in and around the City of Roses.

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April 19, 2017

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects... Read More

April 13, 2017