News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo seeks proposals for Northwest conservation grants

The Oregon Zoo is now accepting applications for its 2016 Future for Wildlife grants in support of animal conservation and wildlife welfare programs in the Pacific Northwest.

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May 2, 2016

Zoo welcomes summer with bear awareness activities

With black bears stirring after their long winter naps, and summer camping season just around the corner, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a special Bear Awareness Day May... Read More

April 29, 2016

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world.

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April 27, 2016

6 questions for elephant researcher Farina Othman

Nurzhafarina Othman has a mantra: "There's no silver bullet for human-elephant conflict."

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April 25, 2016

Oregon Zoo condor chick is making it big in California

Since joining the nationwide effort to save California condors in 2003, the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation has raised and prepped for release... Read More

April 21, 2016

How climate change might affect polar bears' bodies

You really are what you eat. That's the taking-off point for a new polar bear study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey researchers with an assist from the Oregon... Read More

April 19, 2016