News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo condor chick is making it big in California

Since joining the nationwide effort to save California condors in 2003, the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation has raised and prepped for release... Read More

April 21, 2016

How climate change might affect polar bears' bodies

You really are what you eat. That's the taking-off point for a new polar bear study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey researchers with an assist from the Oregon... Read More

April 19, 2016

Searching for jelly: Oregon spotted frog counts are in

This year, the zoo's Environmental Conservation Outreach team — a volunteer group formed to connect Portlanders with regional conservation projects — trekked out to... Read More

April 7, 2016

With fresh eyes: Once-blind condor is mentor again

In the Oregon Zoo's California condor breeding program, if you can't be released, you become a mentor — teaching wild-bound chicks the ropes of the condors' complex... Read More

April 6, 2016

Runners hit the road to help orangutans

To help save this endangered species, which shares nearly 98 percent of its DNA with humans, the Portland chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers has... Read More

April 5, 2016