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Off and running: Tiny Speke's gazelle is 'built for speed'

They're calling her "the little gazelle that could." Juliet, a young Speke's gazelle that almost didn't make it past her first day of life, is 5 months old now and... Read More

April 12, 2016

Searching for jelly: Oregon spotted frog counts are in

This year, the zoo's Environmental Conservation Outreach team — a volunteer group formed to connect Portlanders with regional conservation projects — trekked out to... Read More

April 7, 2016

With fresh eyes: Once-blind condor is mentor again

In the Oregon Zoo's California condor breeding program, if you can't be released, you become a mentor — teaching wild-bound chicks the ropes of the condors' complex... Read More

April 6, 2016

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