News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo-assisted project aims to keep condors unleaded

High on a cliff face in Big Sur, condor No. 340 — the first of 26 Oregon Zoo-hatched California condors to be released in the wild since 2005 — perches with his wild... Read More

March 17, 2014

Zoo's condor-breeding season gets off to early start

California condor breeding season arrived earlier than usual this week at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. The first egg of the season,... Read More

January 23, 2014

Zoo-aided survey searches Cascades for carnivores

Between Washington's Mount Adams and Highway 2 east of Seattle lies a swath of wilderness with little road access and lots of pristine habitat: a haven for rare,... Read More

January 21, 2014

Zoo calls for new ivory laws, anti-poaching efforts

The Oregon Zoo has ramped up efforts to combat the illegal ivory trade by partnering with The Wildlife Conservation Society on the recently launched 96 Elephants... Read More

January 9, 2014

ZOOMG! 2013's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From cruller-sized pygmy rabbits to slam-dunking sea otters, 2013 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's... Read More

December 19, 2013