News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo to host Sea Otter Awareness Day, Sept 21

Otter lovers, take note! The Oregon Zoo will host Sea Otter Awareness Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, with activities aimed at showcasing these playful marine mammals and highlighting their critical role in the North Pacific ecosystem. The event kicks off a national awareness week organized by Friends of the Sea Otter.

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September 15, 2014

Zoo awards $25K in Northwest conservation grants

California condors, Oregon spotted frogs, fishers and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation... Read More

September 9, 2014

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Awareness Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 6, showcasing California condors and highlighting the critical role vultures... Read More

September 5, 2014

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use... Read More

July 31, 2014

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can... Read More

July 28, 2014

Zoo scientist rappels down 70-ft. cliff to help eagle chicks

Jeremy Buck needed assistance — someone who could zip halfway down a sheer 70-foot cliff, pluck a few items from his utility belt and quickly draw blood samples from... Read More

July 17, 2014