News: conservation and species recovery

Eclosing time: Sunny streak sets zoo butterflies aflutter

In all of nature, nothing perhaps is so magical as the moment a butterfly first unfurls its wings. Now, for what is believed to be the first time ever, Oregon Zoo... Read More

May 28, 2013

Zoo breaks ground on California condor habitat

Though native to the region, and commonly seen here during the time of Lewis and Clark, California condors haven't soared through Northwest skies for more than a... Read More

May 24, 2013

Zoo conservationists to go 'Bowling for Rhinos' June 15

It's a critical time for rhinos worldwide. Conservationists estimate that in South Africa alone, a rhinoceros is killed every 15 hours. And with two of the five... Read More

May 6, 2013

Zoo rescue operation saves endangered condor chick

The Oregon Zoo's newest spring arrival — a critically endangered California condor chick — hatched on April 11 at the zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation... Read More

April 17, 2013

Oregon Zoo sponsors lecture by polar bear expert

Every Arctic autumn, pregnant polar bears excavate a tunnel in the snow to serve as their over-winter maternity ward. When spring arrives, they emerge with cubs and... Read More

April 10, 2013