News: conservation and species recovery

Zoo awards $25K in grants for Northwest conservation

Western pond turtles, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Sierra Nevada red foxes and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as... Read More

November 16, 2016

Oregon voters say yes to fighting wildlife trafficking

Measure 100 — an Oregon initiative to ban the sale of products made from some of the world's most imperiled animals — has passed overwhelmingly with 70 percent of... Read More

November 9, 2016

So these two tigers and a leopard walk into a bar...

Some of the most endangered big cats on the planet could benefit from a little laughter this month during a comedy night at the Oregon Zoo.

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November 3, 2016

Palm oil and candy: A wildlife-friendly Halloween guide

It's spooky how much palm oil is in Halloween candy. It's the world's most popular vegetable oil, used in sweets ranging from chocolate to gummies.

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October 26, 2016

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor makes history in California

The offspring of an Oregon Zoo-hatched California condor is making headlines this week as the first wild-hatched condor in more than a century to survive, leave its... Read More

October 13, 2016