News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 28

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and highlighting their critical role — and the issues they face — in the Arctic ecosystem.

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February 26, 2015

Zoo 'condor cams' offer rare look at endangered bird's nest

The California condor breeding season is in full swing at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, and for the first time in the zoo's 12 years of... Read More

February 25, 2015

Five invasive species horror stories at the Oregon Zoo

Invasive species are plants and animals that play an important role in their native ecosystems, but wreak havoc when humans transport them to foreign lands.

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February 23, 2015

Surf or turf: What's on the menu for Arctic polar bears?

Twenty years ago, biologists could pretty much describe a polar bear's diet in two words: ringed seals. But as global warming continues to melt the Arctic sea ice —... Read More

February 23, 2015

Zoo to engage hunters on wildlife-lead issue

The Oregon Zoo took an important step toward reducing lead exposure to wildlife this month with the hiring of a wildlife and lead outreach coordinator.

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February 13, 2015

Zoo steps up support for anti elephant-poaching campaign

For the second year in a row, the Oregon Zoo has partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society on a campaign to combat the illegal ivory trade.

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February 11, 2015