News: conservation and species recovery

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Awareness Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 6, showcasing California condors and highlighting the critical role vultures... Read More

September 5, 2014

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use... Read More

July 31, 2014

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can... Read More

July 28, 2014

Zoo scientist rappels down 70-ft. cliff to help eagle chicks

Jeremy Buck needed assistance — someone who could zip halfway down a sheer 70-foot cliff, pluck a few items from his utility belt and quickly draw blood samples from... Read More

July 17, 2014

Study investigates 'extreme pikas' of Columbia Gorge

Scientists may be a step closer to understanding one of the cutest enigmas in the Pacific Northwest: the mysterious Columbia Gorge pika.

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July 11, 2014