News: conservation and species recovery

'Endless summer' is over for 12 endangered turtles

Fall officially came yesterday for most of us, but for 12 western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo, a yearlong summer finally drew to an end today.

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September 24, 2015

Zoo awarded national grants for conservation, research

The Oregon Zoo this weekend was named the recipient of two Conservation Grants Fund awards totaling nearly $38,000 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The... Read More

September 21, 2015

Oregon Zoo earns AZA accreditation

The Oregon Zoo earned accreditation and kudos today at the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, held this year in Salt Lake City. In 1974, the... Read More

September 21, 2015

Deforestation-free palm oil case study: General Mills

Pursuing deforestation-free palm oil is a lengthy process that spans the globe to address every link of the supply chain, from plantations in the tropics to... Read More

September 3, 2015

Late to the feast: Oregon Zoo honors vultures Sept. 18-19

As part of nature's cleanup crew, vultures are famous for arriving "late to the feast": dropping onto a carcass for choice leftovers once the predators that... Read More

August 27, 2015