News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo to engage hunters on wildlife-lead issue

The Oregon Zoo took an important step toward reducing lead exposure to wildlife this month with the hiring of a wildlife and lead outreach coordinator.

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February 13, 2015

Zoo steps up support for anti elephant-poaching campaign

For the second year in a row, the Oregon Zoo has partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society on a campaign to combat the illegal ivory trade.

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February 11, 2015

Experts to discuss polar bears' future in free zoo lecture

Global warming is melting the Arctic sea ice polar bears call home, and with it, access to the food and habitat necessary for the species' survival. If current... Read More

January 26, 2015

County-wide survey yields no trace of rare native turtle

A two-year comprehensive turtle survey, the first of its kind in Clackamas County, has failed to document any trace of the imperiled western pond turtle during its... Read More

January 13, 2015

2014's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From grouchy lions to tiny bear cubs, 2014 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at this... Read More

December 22, 2014