News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo joins fight to save world's smallest elephants

With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to... Read More

March 10, 2015

Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 28

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and... Read More

February 26, 2015

Zoo 'condor cams' offer rare look at endangered bird's nest

The California condor breeding season is in full swing at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, and for the first time in the zoo's 12 years of... Read More

February 25, 2015

Five invasive species horror stories at the Oregon Zoo

Invasive species are plants and animals that play an important role in their native ecosystems, but wreak havoc when humans transport them to foreign lands.

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February 23, 2015

Surf or turf: What's on the menu for Arctic polar bears?

Twenty years ago, biologists could pretty much describe a polar bear's diet in two words: ringed seals. But as global warming continues to melt the Arctic sea ice —... Read More

February 23, 2015