News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Of the roughly 230 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates living at the zoo, more than 50 are endangered or threatened. On Saturday... Read More

May 11, 2015

'Condor cams' offer rare peek at fuzzy month-old chick

The images are high-def and crystal clear, but the chick still looks fuzzy. Oregon Zoo videographer Michael Durham believes he has captured some of the clearest... Read More

May 6, 2015

Zoo volunteers are building luxury condos for bats

Thanks to some inspired Oregon Zoo volunteers and Metro site stewards, Pacific Northwest bats will have some well-appointed new places to roost this summer, some of... Read More

April 16, 2015

5 wildlife-friendly spring cleaning tips

Cleaning usually means removing stuff you don't want - like a stain, dust or clutter. Here are five ways to get rid of things without making them nature's problem.... Read More

April 1, 2015

Zoo releases endangered butterflies to wild

For hundreds of endangered butterflies raised at the Oregon Zoo during the past year, naptime is over.

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March 19, 2015