News: conservation and species recovery

Out of the muck: Mighty mudminnow gets its time to shine

They're not an overtly charismatic fish, but zoom in and you'll see the spunk. The Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) swims just above the mud layer in shallow water wetlands of the Olympic Peninsula — the only fish that lives only in Washington state.

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February 5, 2016

Pacific Northwesterners share how they protect wildlife

Last month, the zoo marked the first anniversary of the Small Actions project– an online conservation how-to guide – by inviting the community to nominate their own... Read More

January 21, 2016

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement with Borneo-based wildlife organizations today to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant.

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January 21, 2016

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments.

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December 23, 2015

Matchmaking researchers find key to panda chemistry

Researcher Meghan Martin-Wintle and colleagues ran an experiment that allowed 40 pandas in a Chinese zoo to choose between two potential mates.

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December 14, 2015

Small Actions: Tell us how you protect wildlife

It's been a year since we launched Small Actions, and we're marking the occasion with a contest for our community to nominate their own wildlife friendly actions.... Read More

November 19, 2015