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Oregon Zoo conservationists care for 23 tiny pond turtles

The Oregon Zoo's conservation lab is running on turtle power this week as 23 tiny northwestern pond turtles settle into their new home. Smaller than a walnut, the hatchlings are extremely vulnerable to predators. To give them a fighting chance, the little hatchlings are temporarily brought in from the wild and reared in the zoo's turtle conservation lab until they're big enough to go back to the pond. Read More
October 8, 2021

Zoo mourns loss of Mochica, one of world's oldest penguins

The Oregon Zoo bid a sad farewell over the weekend to Mochica, elder statesman of the Humboldt penguin colony and a distinguished seabird ambassador for more than three... Read More
September 7, 2021

Bringing back Oregon’s sea otters: A Q&A with Peter Hatch

For thousands of years, sea otters played an important role in the cultures of Oregon's coastal people. We spoke with Siletz tribal member Peter Hatch about his... Read More
August 30, 2021

Hundreds of endangered frogs hop back to wetlands home

Hundreds of northern leopard frogs reared at the Oregon Zoo are hopping back into the wild this month, thanks to a collaborative effort to save one of the last remaining... Read More
August 12, 2021

Zoo sends hundreds of endangered butterflies into wild

With forecasts calling for another hot week ahead, hundreds of the Oregon Zoo's tiniest residents are heading for the coast. Read More
August 9, 2021

Zoo partners with Banfield Pet Hospital on 'Ask a Vet" series

Ever wondered why your animal companions act the way they do? Or what it's like to give a cheetah a dental exam? Read More
August 3, 2021