News: conservation and species recovery

Last of summer’s silverspot pupae head for Oregon coast

It's summertime, and some of the Oregon Zoo's tiniest residents are heading to the coast. Zoo conservationists are busy preparing the last of this season's Oregon... Read More

August 21, 2013

Zoo-aided study reveals secret life of forest carnivores

Last winter, biologists Tim Hiller and Jamie McFadden-Hiller planted 32 roadkill-baited motion-sensitive cameras in the snowy wilds of Oregon's Central Cascades.... Read More

August 2, 2013

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