News: conservation and species recovery

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 3, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

September 2, 2016

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 11, 2016

Zoo releases hundreds of rare butterflies at Oregon coast

On a sunny, windswept meadow atop Mount Hebo last week, Oregon Zoo conservationists released the last of the summer's zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterflies in an... Read More

August 8, 2016

4 ways to celebrate and take action on Global Tiger Day

An estimated 70 percent of tigers now live in only 0.5 percent of their historic range. The illegal wildlife trade and the destruction of their forest habitat... Read More

July 28, 2016

Zoo animals and visitors now eat ocean-friendly seafood

Seafood served at the zoo is now ocean-friendly thanks to a new partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Last month, the zoo became a... Read More

July 25, 2016