News: conservation and species recovery

California condors land in Portland

On Wednesday morning, two hydraulic doors opened inside the Oregon Zoo's new Condors of the Columbia habitat following a cue from a keeper radio call: "Release the krakens."

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April 10, 2014

Nocturnal camera trap pics show rare carnivore standoff

A rarely seen nocturnal encounter between a leopard and a brown hyena was photographed during a recent carnivore research project supported by the Oregon Zoo

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April 7, 2014

'Frogzilla' photobombs zoo conservation crew

Oregon Zoo conservationists working in Washington's Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge may have unintentionally documented a record-breaking bullfrog, which... Read More

April 1, 2014

Zoo vet, keepers help condor chick break out of shell

It's been a busy week at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. The first California condor chick of 2014 arrived Tuesday with quite a commotion... Read More

March 21, 2014

Tiny, loudmouthed condor chick is first hatch of season

The first California condor chick of the season hatched this morning at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, and keepers say the young bird... Read More

March 18, 2014

Zoo-assisted project aims to keep condors unleaded

High on a cliff face in Big Sur, condor No. 340 — the first of 26 Oregon Zoo-hatched California condors to be released in the wild since 2005 — perches with his wild... Read More

March 17, 2014