News: conservation and species recovery

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

Three's company: third bird joins zoo's new condor-minium

"Keep calm and carrion" seems to be the motto of three California condors settling in at the Oregon Zoo this month. Keepers say the critically endangered scavengers... Read More

April 23, 2014

California condors land in Portland

On Wednesday morning, two hydraulic doors opened inside the Oregon Zoo's new Condors of the Columbia habitat following a cue from a keeper radio call: "Release the... Read More

April 10, 2014

Nocturnal camera trap pics show rare carnivore standoff

A rarely seen nocturnal encounter between a leopard and a brown hyena was photographed during a recent carnivore research project supported by the Oregon Zoo

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April 7, 2014