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Silverspot butterfly conservation

Conservation breakthrough for endangered butterfly

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab has 269 reasons to celebrate this season. That's how many Oregon silverspot caterpillars are waiting to become butterflies thanks to the first-ever breeding of this endangered species in a captive-rearing setting.

New 'Primate Forest' begins to take shape

With the new walls in place — 49 precast insulated panels, each 13 inches thick for energy efficiency and animal safety — work can begin on some of the habitat's amenities.

Zoo awards $24,600 in grants for Northwest conservation

Sea otters, pond turtles, vesper sparrows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded more than $24,600 to support conservation efforts through its Future for Wildlife grant program.

Zoo 'Pub Talks' to discuss return of Oregon sea otters

Once common along the Oregon coast, sea otters were hunted almost to extinction for their rich fur in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Although they have made a comeback elsewhere, they remain missing from Oregon. What will it take to help them return?

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