News: conservation and species recovery

5 ways to celebrate and take action on Global Tiger Day

An estimated 70 percent of tigers now live in only 0.5 percent of their historic range. The illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of their forest habitat threatens tigers everywhere they live – from Sumatra to Russia. International Tiger Day is July 29. Here are five ways to honor these magnificent cats and help them survive.

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July 24, 2015

Last condor chick of season hatches at zoo breeding facility

The Oregon Zoo concluded its longest California condor breeding season ever last week. The zoo's fourth and last chick of the year hatched Monday, June 29, at the... Read More

July 9, 2015

Zoo sends ivory pieces to New York for crush

Under the supervision of Oregon Zoo security, zoo staff packed 250 pounds of elephant ivory into a crate last week and shipped it via "Custom Critical" FedEx to... Read More

June 19, 2015

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.
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June 12, 2015

Game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this... Read More

June 2, 2015

Zoo conservationists to go Bowling for Rhinos June 13

It's a critical time for rhinos worldwide. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year in South Africa alone. And with two of the five rhino species perilously... Read More

May 26, 2015