News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo's first condor chick of 2016 gets some help hatching

Remember this year's first California condor egg, laid on Jan. 28? It hatched on March 27 at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation — slightly... Read More

March 31, 2016

Zoo sends milk to Borneo for orphaned elephants

Imagine finding a baby on your doorstep. Now imagine finding four babies, each weighing a few hundred pounds.

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March 25, 2016

Wildlife lecture to focus on saving Borneo elephants

With their smaller bodies, oversized ears and perpetual baby-faces, Borneo’s pygmy elephants are perhaps the most charismatic of Asian elephants. They are also the... Read More

March 22, 2016

Scientists hopeful for monarchs after storm

With winter wrapping up and the monarchs preparing to journey north, an unexpected snowstorm hit the forests of Michoacán, Mexico, last week. Estimates vary, but... Read More

March 17, 2016

Scientists on the lookout for 'lost fox' in Oregon Cascades

Only one native subspecies of mountain-dwelling fox roams Oregon's Cascades, and until recently it was assumed to be the Cascades red fox — the same montane... Read More

March 10, 2016