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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. Read More
September 27, 2019

Zoo cares for Asian elephant Chendra after miscarriage

Oregon Zoo animal staff are providing around-the-clock care and some extra TLC this week for Chendra, a 26-year-old Asian elephant whose long-hoped-for pregnancy has... Read More
September 25, 2019

Zoo celebrates Pacific lamprey at World Rivers Day event

Sept. 29 celebration includes keeper talks and activities focused on world's waterways From the Columbia in Oregon to the Nile in Egypt, rivers sustain life. On World... Read More
September 24, 2019

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... Read More
September 23, 2019

Zoo honored for achievement in conservation, design, diversity

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this month, earning three prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More
September 19, 2019

Raise a glass to red pandas: New brew helps save species

This Saturday is International Red Panda Day and a great time to crack open a beer at the Oregon Zoo to help save endangered species. Read More
September 19, 2019
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