News: conservation and species recovery

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

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