News: conservation and species recovery

1,200 endangered caterpillars to be released

For hundreds of endangered butterflies raised at the Oregon Zoo during the past year, naptime is over.

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March 24, 2017

5 wildlife-friendly spring cleaning tips

Cleaning usually means removing stuff you don't want - like a stain, dust or clutter. Here are five ways to get rid of things without making them nature's problem.... Read More

March 7, 2017

Facts about Borneo elephant Chendra

Following the euthanasia of 54-year-old Asian elephant Packy, several groups have published misleading information online about another member of the Oregon Zoo herd... Read More

February 22, 2017

Condor breeding program welcomes first eggs of 2017

California condors at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation are laying the groundwork for species recovery one egg at a time. The first three... Read More

February 3, 2017

Zoo hosts meeting to discuss condor reintroduction plan

After an absence of more than 100 years, California condors may soon be returning to the Pacific Northwest.

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January 23, 2017

Can Borneo's elephants and palm oil industry coexist?

This month, Oregon Zoo elephant curator Bob Lee and elephant researcher Sharon Glaeser met with Sabah wildlife officials and conservationists about Borneo's "palm... Read More

December 22, 2016