News: conservation and species recovery

Inmates join effort to recover endangered NW turtle

More than 20 western pond turtles returned to their home ponds in the Columbia River Gorge this morning — the latest release in a 25-year collaboration aimed at... Read More

May 18, 2016

Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May... Read More

May 18, 2016

Endangered pygmy rabbits showing signs of recovery

In 2008, the world’s last known Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit died. Her name was Bryn, and she represented the end of a lineage of kitten-sized rabbits in eastern... Read More

May 12, 2016

Zoo seeks proposals for Northwest conservation grants

The Oregon Zoo is now accepting applications for its 2016 Future for Wildlife grants in support of animal conservation and wildlife welfare programs in the Pacific... Read More

May 2, 2016

Zoo welcomes summer with bear awareness activities

With black bears stirring after their long winter naps, and summer camping season just around the corner, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a special Bear Awareness Day May... Read More

April 29, 2016