News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo to host Sea Otter Awareness Week

Otter lovers, be aware! The Oregon Zoo and Friends of the Sea Otter celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week, Sept. 22-28 — seven days aimed at showcasing these playful... Read More

September 6, 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

Zoo-aided study reveals secret life of forest carnivores

Last winter, biologists Tim Hiller and Jamie McFadden-Hiller planted 32 roadkill-baited motion-sensitive cameras in the snowy wilds of Oregon's Central Cascades.... Read More

August 2, 2013

Zoo to return endangered NW turtles to the wild

Portlanders may feel like summer's just reaching its peak. But for 10 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a nearly yearlong stretch of warm days and... Read More

July 31, 2013