News: community

Runners hit the road to help orangutans

To help save this endangered species, which shares nearly 98 percent of its DNA with humans, the Portland chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers has... Read More

April 5, 2016

Zoo releases 'predator-proof' strain of pond turtles

An imperiled Pacific Northwest native turtle may have a new lease on life thanks to an innovative conservation program at the Oregon Zoo. Using an advanced "booster... Read More

April 1, 2016

Zoo's first condor chick of 2016 gets some help hatching

Remember this year's first California condor egg, laid on Jan. 28? It hatched on March 27 at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation — slightly... Read More

March 31, 2016

Oregon Zoo black bears aid researchers in new walking study

Zoo residents Cubby and Takoda are helping scientists learn how bears get around.

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March 30, 2016

5 reasons why Oregon Zoo gets food sustainability right

Every day, visitors and staff are supporting the community and wildlife conservation through the Oregon Zoo's restaurants and concession stands.

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March 11, 2016