News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo animals and visitors now eat ocean-friendly seafood

Seafood served at the zoo is now ocean-friendly thanks to a new partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Last month, the zoo became a... Read More

July 25, 2016

Zoo establishes $1 million fund for elephant conservation

The Oregon Zoo Foundation announced it has earmarked $1 million to establish a permanent endowment fund supporting Asian elephant conservation.

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July 7, 2016

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. If that's not... Read More

June 16, 2016

New bus service to promote interspecies peace in Sri Lanka

Late last month, on the island nation of Sri Lanka — a land where human presence creeps ever farther into the forest — recently elected President Maithripala... Read More

June 13, 2016

No sleep till Boise: Zoo condor egg heads east to hatch

With so few California condors in existence, each new chick is vitally important to the survival of this critically endangered species, Walker said. Since there were... Read More

June 10, 2016