News: conservation and species recovery

Late to the feast: Oregon Zoo honors vultures Sept. 18-19

As part of nature's cleanup crew, vultures are famous for arriving "late to the feast": dropping onto a carcass for choice leftovers once the predators that dispatched the animal have vacated the scene. It's only fitting then that festivities marking International Vulture Awareness Day will be a couple weeks late this year at the Oregon Zoo.

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August 27, 2015

Zoo tackles controversial ingredient in cookies, ice cream

Cookies, ice cream and other treats sold at the Oregon Zoo are now more wildlife-friendly, thanks to a new purchasing plan announced this week. As of August, the zoo... Read More

August 24, 2015

Five ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Portland's beloved elephant family is getting a brand new home, but around the world elephants are facing serious trouble.

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August 12, 2015

5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More

August 7, 2015

5 ways to celebrate and take action on Global Tiger Day

An estimated 70 percent of tigers now live in only 0.5 percent of their historic range. The illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of their forest habitat... Read More

July 24, 2015

Last condor chick of season hatches at zoo breeding facility

The Oregon Zoo concluded its longest California condor breeding season ever last week. The zoo's fourth and last chick of the year hatched Monday, June 29, at the... Read More

July 9, 2015