News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo conservationists to go Bowling for Rhinos June 10

It’s a critical time for rhinos everywhere — and with two of the world’s five rhino species perilously close to extinction, the Oregon Zoo’s Bowling for Rhinos... Read More

June 9, 2017

Zoo, partners return 14 western pond turtles to wild

Summer's barely getting started in Portland, but for 14 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a yearlong stretch of warm days and nights has just drawn to... Read More

May 25, 2017

Zoo backs Kickstarter campaign to save imperiled penguins

African penguin populations are in trouble. Over the decades, commercial interests have harvested nearly all of the guano deposits they need for nesting, and the... Read More

May 17, 2017

New video shows transformation of rare NW butterfly

In March, Oregon Zoo conservationists helped release more than 1,200 zoo-reared caterpillars on prairies in central Washington, bolstering populations of the... Read More

May 11, 2017

Pair of wild eagles settles in above zoo

Sharp-eyed visitors to the Oregon Zoo have been noticing some impressive new animals lately. For the past week and a half, a pair of wild bald eagles has been... Read More

May 4, 2017