News: conservation and species recovery

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

Zoo finds home for 5-week-old cougar orphan

A tiny, orphaned cougar cub — with a fuzzy, spotted coat, baby-blue eyes and a surprisingly big voice — has briefly taken up residence behind the scenes at the... Read More

April 28, 2017

Zoo river otters get swim lessons from mom

Learning to swim isn’t easy, even for river otters. Nellie and Tucker, a pair of North American river otters born at the Oregon Zoo in late February, have begun... Read More

April 21, 2017

How climate change is impacting Pacific NW wildlife

Here are some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic climate-impacted species, what's being done to help them and how you can take action.

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April 20, 2017

Scientists scour Portland for 'Stumptown scud'

Scientists are on the hunt for a mysterious, shrimp-like creature with a unique claim to fame: Its entire population lives in and around the City of Roses.

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April 19, 2017