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 15, 2017

Zoo wraps up successful condor season

It's all over but the squawking. Hatching season is finally complete at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, where seven new California condor... Read More

June 14, 2017

Zoo conservationists to go Bowling for Rhinos June 10

It’s a critical time for rhinos everywhere — and with two of the world’s five rhino species perilously close to extinction, the Oregon Zoo’s Bowling for Rhinos... Read More

June 9, 2017

Zoo, partners return 14 western pond turtles to wild

Summer's barely getting started in Portland, but for 14 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a yearlong stretch of warm days and nights has just drawn to... Read More

May 25, 2017

Zoo backs Kickstarter campaign to save imperiled penguins

African penguin populations are in trouble. Over the decades, commercial interests have harvested nearly all of the guano deposits they need for nesting, and the... Read More

May 17, 2017

New video shows transformation of rare NW butterfly

In March, Oregon Zoo conservationists helped release more than 1,200 zoo-reared caterpillars on prairies in central Washington, bolstering populations of the... Read More

May 11, 2017