News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

Crews unearth zoo history during 'Forest Hall' excavation

Construction workers at the Oregon Zoo unearthed an enormous chunk of history last week, excavating and removing the Eisenhower-era concrete moat that had encircled the zoo's elephant habitat from its 1959 opening until just around 20 years ago.

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April 4, 2014

Zoo-assisted project aims to keep condors unleaded

High on a cliff face in Big Sur, condor No. 340 — the first of 26 Oregon Zoo-hatched California condors to be released in the wild since 2005 — perches with his wild... Read More

March 17, 2014

Giant steps: Big milestone for zoo Elephant Lands project

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history, reached a milestone Feb. 21, as crews completed work on what's now... Read More

February 26, 2014

Zoo-aided survey searches Cascades for carnivores

Between Washington's Mount Adams and Highway 2 east of Seattle lies a swath of wilderness with little road access and lots of pristine habitat: a haven for rare,... Read More

January 21, 2014

Zoo calls for new ivory laws, anti-poaching efforts

The Oregon Zoo has ramped up efforts to combat the illegal ivory trade by partnering with The Wildlife Conservation Society on the recently launched 96 Elephants... Read More

January 9, 2014

ZOOMG! 2013's top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness

From cruller-sized pygmy rabbits to slam-dunking sea otters, 2013 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the Oregon Zoo. Here's... Read More

December 19, 2013