News: conservation and species recovery

Experts to discuss polar bears' future in free zoo lecture

Global warming is melting the Arctic sea ice polar bears call home, and with it, access to the food and habitat necessary for the species' survival. If current trends are left unchecked, scientists predict the disappearance of up to two-thirds of the world's polar bears by 2050.

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January 26, 2015

County-wide survey yields no trace of rare native turtle

A two-year comprehensive turtle survey, the first of its kind in Clackamas County, has failed to document any trace of the imperiled western pond turtle during its... Read More

January 13, 2015

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014

Student's D.I.Y. innovation sheds light on an elusive species

A hundred miles south of Oregon, in one of the last small pockets of its historical West Coast range, an elusive, housecat-sized member of the weasel family is... Read More

December 1, 2014

22 easy ways to help tigers, bumblebees and other wildlife

Stop poachers with a smartphone, save salmon with baking soda and protect penguins with a car key. This week, the Oregon Zoo launched "Small Actions," an innovative... Read More

October 13, 2014

So two condors and a lion walk into a bar… Zoo to host comedy night

Cackling geese, laughing hyenas and hard-to-amuse humans all stand to benefit from the Oregon Zoo's second annual comedy night Saturday, Nov. 1., featuring comedians... Read More

October 1, 2014