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Zoo butterfly lab is on track for an eggs-ceptional year

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab closed out its busiest egg-laying season in a decade this month: More than 3,800 Oregon silverspot eggs were laid as part of a focused effort to save this imperiled Northwest pollinator.

Rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrates first birthday

Happy squeaks could be heard throughout Steller Cove this week as rescued sea otter Lincoln celebrated his first birthday in style — with a special frozen shrimp cake and a swim in his favorite pool.

Chimps, lemurs relocate as zoo preps new 'Primate Forest'

To ensure they're safely out of the hardhat zone, the zoo's resident chimpanzee troop — Chloe, Leah, Delilah and Jackson — has moved next door to Red Ape Reserve, while the lemur group (known as a conspiracy) is settling into the former caracal habitat in the zoo's Africa area.

Turtle power: Baby western pond turtles arrive at zoo

If good things come in small packages, it doesn't get much better than the 15 baby western pond turtles that arrived last week at the Oregon Zoo. Smaller than a nickel, the hatchlings are extremely vulnerable to predators. To give them a fighting chance, the tiny turtles are collected from the wild and reared in the zoo's turtle conservation lab until they're big enough to go back to the pond.

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor is living large in California

Earlier this month, biologists at Pinnacles National Park watched excitedly as California condor No. 912, who hatched there six months ago, embarked on an awkward but successful "test flight" from its cliff-side nest to a nearby gray pine.

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