News: conservation and species recovery

Endangered pygmy rabbits showing signs of recovery

In 2008, the world’s last known Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit died. Her name was Bryn, and she represented the end of a lineage of kitten-sized rabbits in eastern... Read More

May 12, 2016

Zoo seeks proposals for Northwest conservation grants

The Oregon Zoo is now accepting applications for its 2016 Future for Wildlife grants in support of animal conservation and wildlife welfare programs in the Pacific... Read More

May 2, 2016

Zoo welcomes summer with bear awareness activities

With black bears stirring after their long winter naps, and summer camping season just around the corner, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a special Bear Awareness Day May... Read More

April 29, 2016

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world.

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April 27, 2016

6 questions for elephant researcher Farina Othman

Nurzhafarina Othman has a mantra: "There's no silver bullet for human-elephant conflict."

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April 25, 2016