News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo wins national awards for excellence ... again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums — one for conservation work on behalf of imperiled California condors and another recognizing excellence in exhibit design for Elephant Lands.

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September 12, 2017

5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More

September 7, 2017

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 2, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

September 1, 2017

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 7, 2017

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... Read More

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