News: conservation and species recovery

5 wildlife-friendly spring cleaning tips

Cleaning usually means removing stuff you don't want - like a stain, dust or clutter. Here are five ways to get rid of things without making them nature's problem.... Read More

March 7, 2016

Making way for turtles in an off-leash dog park

In the Sandy River Delta Park, just 15 miles out of town, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council has been busy yanking out non-native, invasive plants and erecting... Read More

March 4, 2016

Pachyderms and palm oil: Exploring Borneo-PDX connections

The cities of Portland and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, may be nearly 8,000 miles apart, but they share a common thread.

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March 1, 2016

Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 27

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Oregon Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day, a day aimed at showcasing these iconic marine mammals and... Read More

February 24, 2016

Wakey, wakey! Zoo rouses 1,500 caterpillars for trip north

Zoo conservationists roused more than 1,500 Taylor's checkerspot larvae from their winter dormancy this month, transferring the very hungry caterpillars into rearing... Read More

February 22, 2016