News: conservation and species recovery

5 ways to celebrate Pollinator Week in the Portland region

Hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies are among the most adorable of all charismatic microfauna, and they also all happen to be pollinators. If that's not sufficient cause for celebration, how about this: One out of every three bites of food that we eat comes from a plant that was pollinated by an animal.

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June 16, 2016

New bus service to promote interspecies peace in Sri Lanka

Late last month, on the island nation of Sri Lanka — a land where human presence creeps ever farther into the forest — recently elected President Maithripala... Read More

June 13, 2016

No sleep till Boise: Zoo condor egg heads east to hatch

With so few California condors in existence, each new chick is vitally important to the survival of this critically endangered species, Walker said. Since there were... Read More

June 10, 2016

Rare montane fox kits caught on video for first time

Earlier this spring, Jon Nelson, wildlife curator at the High Desert Museum, said he knew of a Sierra Nevada red fox den with pups. At the time though, he had no... Read More

June 7, 2016

Condor update: Oregon Zoo egg is called to the wild

It's the end of May, and California condor hatching season is nearly complete. Five chicks have hatched since March — with one more still on the way — from eggs laid... Read More

May 31, 2016

Make way for hatchlings: Tiny turtles arrive at zoo

It's the time when baby western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge emerge from months of hibernation and begin swimming about — making an ideal "fun size"... Read More

May 27, 2016