News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo-aided survey searches Cascades for carnivores

Between Washington's Mount Adams and Highway 2 east of Seattle lies a swath of wilderness with little road access and lots of pristine habitat: a haven for rare,... Read More

January 21, 2014

Zoo calls for new ivory laws, anti-poaching efforts

The Oregon Zoo has ramped up efforts to combat the illegal ivory trade by partnering with The Wildlife Conservation Society on the recently launched 96 Elephants... Read More

January 9, 2014

ZOOMG! 2013's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From cruller-sized pygmy rabbits to slam-dunking sea otters, 2013 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's... Read More

December 19, 2013

Wanted: turtle, frog fans for cold-blooded conservation

Portland-area residents with a soft spot for turtles and amphibians can assist conservation efforts this winter by wading local wetlands.

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December 11, 2013

Wildlife workshop at zoo aims to get the lead out

Lead poisoning has been called one of the most preventable environmental health problems. Since the 1980s, lead has been eliminated from paint, gasoline and plumbing... Read More

November 15, 2013