News: conservation and species recovery

Rare montane fox kits caught on video for first time

Earlier this spring, Jon Nelson, wildlife curator at the High Desert Museum, said he knew of a Sierra Nevada red fox den with pups. At the time though, he had no... Read More

June 7, 2016

Condor update: Oregon Zoo egg is called to the wild

It's the end of May, and California condor hatching season is nearly complete. Five chicks have hatched since March — with one more still on the way — from eggs laid... Read More

May 31, 2016

Make way for hatchlings: Tiny turtles arrive at zoo

It's the time when baby western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge emerge from months of hibernation and begin swimming about — making an ideal "fun size"... Read More

May 27, 2016

Rare butterfly clings to survival at NW military base

A kaleidoscope of colorful Taylor's checkerspot butterflies, raised from tiny eggs at the Oregon Zoo, took flight in Washington this month, fluttering over... Read More

May 24, 2016

Inmates join effort to recover endangered NW turtle

More than 20 western pond turtles returned to their home ponds in the Columbia River Gorge this morning — the latest release in a 25-year collaboration aimed at... Read More

May 18, 2016