News: conservation and species recovery

'Endless summer' is over for 19 endangered turtles

Since last September, the turtles basked in the warmth and light of a simulated summer in the zoo's conservation lab, growing large enough to have a fighting chance... Read More

May 13, 2015

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Of the roughly 230 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates living at the zoo, more than 50 are endangered or threatened. On Saturday... Read More

May 11, 2015

'Condor cams' offer rare peek at fuzzy month-old chick

The images are high-def and crystal clear, but the chick still looks fuzzy. Oregon Zoo videographer Michael Durham believes he has captured some of the clearest... Read More

May 6, 2015

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... Read More

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