News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor makes history in California

The offspring of an Oregon Zoo-hatched California condor is making headlines this week as the first wild-hatched condor in more than a century to survive, leave its nest and soar among the majestic rock formations in Pinnacles National Park.

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October 13, 2016

Zoo butterfly lab is on track for an egg-ceptional year

The Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab was aflutter with activity this week as egg-laying season for the Oregon silverspot drew to a close. Over the past month... Read More

October 7, 2016

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

September 30, 2016

Zoo conservationists bury time capsule of dreams for 2066

At the Oregon Zoo last week, conservationists slid a cache of hand-scrawled letters, artwork and records of local species recovery work into a 20-by-17-inch box... Read More

September 26, 2016

Oregon Zoo earns national conservation award for turtle program

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning another prestigious award from the Association of Zoos and... Read More

September 16, 2016

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 3, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

September 2, 2016