News: conservation and species recovery

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. Three winners will receive ZooLights 4-pack tickets as well as having their actions published on the Small Actions portal.

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November 19, 2015

Zoo awards $21k in grants for Northwest conservation

Monarch butterflies, pygmy rabbits, Olympic mudminnows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo... Read More

November 13, 2015

Indonesian fires spotlight palm oil issue during Orangutan Awareness Week

This year, Orangutan Awareness Week arrives as long-awaited rains begin to douse fires that have been raging across orangutan habitat in Borneo and Sumatra since... Read More

November 10, 2015

Wildlife workshop at zoo aims to get the lead out

The workshop aims to provide an interactive forum where Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals can learn about and discuss the effects of lead on the area's... Read More

November 1, 2015

Celebrating megabats and a conservation success story on Bat Week

About 900 miles east of Madagascar, on the tiny island Rodrigues, lives a bat called the Rodrigues flying fox. Closer in size to a flying prairie dog — and in... Read More

October 29, 2015

Zoo awards $10K in grants for Asian elephant conservation

Asian elephants in Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Myanmar and southern India got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo awarded $10,000 to four conservation efforts... Read More

October 8, 2015