News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo awards $25K in grants for Northwest conservation

Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, California condors, Oregon spotted frogs and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the... Read More

October 3, 2013

Zoo-funded study cracks mystery of broken condor eggs

What do California condors have in common with great white sharks and killer whales? They like to dine on marine mammals. Unfortunately for the condors, being in the... Read More

September 20, 2013

Survey reveals rare bumblebee on Mt. Hood

If you ate a Willamette Valley-grown tomato or pepper before the mid-'90s, there's a good chance it was pollinated by the western bumblebee. The inch-long, white-... Read More

September 18, 2013

Portland Audubon rehabs lead-poisoned bald eagle

Lead-testing machine funded by Oregon Zoo helped save poisoned raptor, vets say. After more than three months of intense treatment, a bald eagle in the care of the... Read More

August 22, 2013

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