News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo volunteers are building luxury condos for bats

Thanks to some inspired Oregon Zoo volunteers and Metro site stewards, Pacific Northwest bats will have some well-appointed new places to roost this summer, some of them in Metro natural areas.

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April 16, 2015

5 wildlife-friendly spring cleaning tips

Cleaning usually means removing stuff you don't want - like a stain, dust or clutter. Here are five ways to get rid of things without making them nature's problem.... Read More

April 1, 2015

Zoo releases endangered butterflies to wild

For hundreds of endangered butterflies raised at the Oregon Zoo during the past year, naptime is over.

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March 19, 2015

Oregon ivory bill introduced to close deadly loophole

Today wildlife advocates in Salem announced new legislation to end the trade of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn in Oregon.

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March 11, 2015

Zoo joins fight to save world's smallest elephants

With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to... Read More

March 10, 2015

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... Read More

February 26, 2015