News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo conservationists to go 'Bowling for Rhinos' June 21

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

June 5, 2014

10-year-old's change jar makes change for orangutans

Landon Clark's first orangutan encounter was with Inji. He was 2. She was 45. A photo from that visit shows them sizing each other up across the glass, marking the... Read More

May 27, 2014

Season's last condor chick hatches at zoo breeding facility

The Oregon Zoo concluded its California condor breeding season in timely, and slightly unusual, fashion this week. The zoo's sixth and last chick of the season... Read More

May 22, 2014

Zoo to explore Borneo conservation partnerships

With a list of residents including rhinos, orangutans, pygmy elephants and sun bears, Malaysian Borneo is home to one of the greatest assemblages of charismatic... Read More

May 20, 2014

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Asian elephants, African wild dogs and Sumatran orangutans are three of the most beloved animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the wild, they share a more troubling... Read More

May 14, 2014