News: conservation and species recovery

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

Five invasive species horror stories at the Oregon Zoo

Invasive species are plants and animals that play an important role in their native ecosystems, but wreak havoc when humans transport them to foreign lands.

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February 18, 2016

Condors at zoo conservation center lay first eggs of 2016

California condors at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation are laying the groundwork for species recovery one egg at a time.

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February 18, 2016

Out of the muck: Mighty mudminnow gets its time to shine

They're not an overtly charismatic fish, but zoom in and you'll see the spunk. The Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi) swims just above the mud layer in shallow... Read More

February 5, 2016

Pacific Northwesterners share how they protect wildlife

Last month, the zoo marked the first anniversary of the Small Actions project– an online conservation how-to guide – by inviting the community to nominate their own... Read More

January 21, 2016