News: conservation and species recovery

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects... Read More

April 13, 2017

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world.

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April 12, 2017

New pika behavior reveals adaptation to human presence

A new study has revealed that a population of pikas – small cousins of the rabbit – has adapted to the heavy hiker traffic through their habitat by altering the... Read More

April 1, 2017

Scientists document 'extremely healthy' beaver in Oxbow

A series of recent sightings and photographs have led wildlife authorities to confirm the presence of an unusually large beaver in Oxbow Regional Park.

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April 1, 2017

Condor-recovery effort welcomes first chicks of 2017

It's a sure sign of spring: The first two California condor chicks of 2017 hatched at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week, kicking... Read More

March 30, 2017