News: conservation and species recovery

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

Visitors will come nose-to-beak with condors at new exhibit

After more than 100 years, California condors have returned to Portland. Though native to the region, and commonly seen here during the time of Lewis and Clark, the... Read More

May 13, 2014

Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for "Mom of Year" honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2014 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to four... Read More

April 29, 2014