News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo to return endangered NW turtles to the wild

Portlanders may feel like summer's just reaching its peak. But for 10 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a nearly yearlong stretch of warm days and... Read More

July 31, 2013

Zoo bear sports high-tech neckwear for conservation

Tasul, an Oregon Zoo polar bear, recently landed her first white-collar job: research assistant for the U.S. Geological Survey. Her assignment: wearing a high-tech... Read More

July 30, 2013

Columbia Gorge pika watchers mobilize for summer season

Hike the Columbia Gorge this summer and piping from the rocks you might hear something that sounds like a squeak toy on steroids. It's the alarm call of the American... Read More

June 27, 2013

Zoo welcomes summer with bear awareness activities

The Oregon Zoo is welcoming summer with a special bear awareness day June 22.At 11 a.m., keepers will be placing a campsite (minus the campers) right in the middle... Read More

June 21, 2013

Zoo grant helps Portland Audubon take the lead on lead

On May 13, the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center received a call about a bald eagle that seemed unable to fly. Care center operations manager Lacy... Read More

June 5, 2013