News: conservation and species recovery

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 struggling to survive.

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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

Talk highlights plight of Bornean elephants, orangutans

Malaysian Borneo boasts one of the world's greatest assemblages of wildlife, including orangutans, Borneo pygmy elephants, sun bears, clouded leopards and Sumatran... Read More

September 24, 2014

NW Zoos ask community to snap a 'mug shot' for tigers

On National Coffee Day, people can celebrate both by thanking the world's most popular java purveyor — Starbucks — for taking an important step to protect wildlife.... Read More

September 24, 2014

Oregon Zoo to host Sea Otter Awareness Day, Sept 21

Otter lovers, take note! The Oregon Zoo will host Sea Otter Awareness Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, with activities aimed at showcasing these playful marine mammals and... Read More

September 15, 2014