News: conservation and species recovery

Celebrating megabats and a conservation success story on Bat Week

About 900 miles east of Madagascar, on the tiny island Rodrigues, lives a bat called the Rodrigues flying fox. Closer in size to a flying prairie dog — and in... Read More

October 29, 2015

Zoo awards $10K in grants for Asian elephant conservation

Asian elephants in Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Myanmar and southern India got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo awarded $10,000 to four conservation efforts... Read More

October 8, 2015

'Endless summer' is over for 12 endangered turtles

Fall officially came yesterday for most of us, but for 12 western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo, a yearlong summer finally drew to an end today.

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September 24, 2015

Zoo awarded national grants for conservation, research

The Oregon Zoo this weekend was named the recipient of two Conservation Grants Fund awards totaling nearly $38,000 from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The... Read More

September 21, 2015

Oregon Zoo earns AZA accreditation

The Oregon Zoo earned accreditation and kudos today at the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, held this year in Salt Lake City. In 1974, the... Read More

September 21, 2015