News: sustainability

International experts call for polar bear emergency plans

Although the world's largest land carnivore is capable of devouring nearly anything it encounters — from whales to lemmings — it cannot survive indefinitely without... Read More

February 26, 2013

Penguins make big splash at zoo homecoming

Flightless birds aren’t typically migratory, but don’t tell that to the 16 Humboldt penguins making their home at the Oregon Zoo. For much of the past two years, the... Read More

November 14, 2012

Oregon Zoo wins three national awards for conservation, environmental efforts

The Oregon Zoo received three prestigious awards from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the country Wednesday — two for conservation work on behalf of... Read More

September 25, 2012

Zoo releases 1,183 endangered butterflies into wild

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab successfully released the last of this season's 1,183 zoo-reared Oregon silverspot butterfly pupae this week. A dozen... Read More

August 24, 2012

Zoo hosts orangutan conservation workshop

The Oregon Zoo is hosting the sixth annual Orangutan Species Survival Plan workshop Aug. 20-23, bringing some of the world's leading experts to Portland to address... Read More

August 17, 2012