News: Oregon Zoo Foundation

A western pond turtle in the wild

Wild turtles get a pond makeover thanks to zoo, partners

Wildlife biologists teamed up with the zoo to install turtle basking structures in Yamhill County. Read More
September 8, 2022
Tony the house cat lounges in the Oregon Zoo Catio.

The latest mews: Furry friends move in at Oregon Zoo Catio

Two friendly new felines have taken up temporary residence at the Oregon Zoo's Catio, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. The Catio — a patio for cats — gives guests a... Read More
May 19, 2022

Zoo awards $60,000 in grants for Oregon conservation

The Oregon Zoo Foundation and Oregon Zoo awarded $60,000 to support conservation efforts through the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund and the Elakha Alliance. Read More
March 31, 2022

Wildlife wins: Zoo celebrates conservation success stories

In 2021, the Oregon Zoo worked to save species across the globe, from majestic California condors to tiny Northwest butterflies. Read More
December 5, 2021

Scientists document Oregon beavers living in saltwater

Oregonians love their coast, and a first-of-its-kind scientific survey has confirmed that Oregon's state mammal is no exception. Read More
November 19, 2021
An aerial view of the Salmon River estuary on Oregon's Central Coast.

Oregon's elusive saltwater beavers: A Q&A with Katie Ryan

Even though Oregon is the Beaver State, surprisingly little is known about where our beavers live, especially along the coast. We spoke with Wetlands Conservancy... Read More
November 16, 2021