News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

Kelp and sea otters: A Q&A with Dick Vanderschaaf

Oregon’s last population of sea otters disappeared more than a century ago, wiped out by the fur trade. Today, questions remain about how their loss has affected our coastal kelp forests, which support a diversity of marine life and a commercial fishing industry. Read More
April 13, 2021

Zoo Foundation awards $40,000 for Oregon conservation

Sea otters, beavers and western pond turtles got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation funded $40,000 to support Oregon Zoo conservation efforts... Read More
April 8, 2021

'ZAP' teens launch zoo activity with boost from First Tech

The Oregon Zoo is inviting guests to “spring into action” with a new seek-and-find activity with a seasonal theme. The activity, created by teens in the Zoo Animal... Read More
March 23, 2021

First condor chick of season arrives with a surprise bonus

The first California condor chick of 2021 arrived in spectacular and surprising fashion this week at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, kicking... Read More
March 17, 2021

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Heather Brittingham

Vet tech Heather Brittingham joined the Oregon Zoo in March 2019. She proudly identifies as a “laboratory nerd” and enjoys the challenges and puzzles she encounters in a... Read More
November 5, 2020

Veterinary Spotlight: Q&A with Banfield’s Ava Bartley, LVT

During the week, veterinary technician Ava Bartley oversees campus outreach programs and externships for Banfield Pet Hospital, connecting with aspiring veterinary... Read More
October 23, 2020