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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

'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

Zoo hosts talk on saving imperiled monarch butterflies

As pollinator scientists and advocates fight to save the western monarch butterfly from extinction, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a live Q&A session this week, featuring... Read More
March 17, 2021

Nora's back! Beloved polar bear returns to Oregon Zoo

Nora is back! After spending the past few years at Utah's Hogle Zoo, the 5-year-old polar bear returned to the Oregon Zoo late yesterday and is settling in behind the... Read More
March 10, 2021

New polar bear sculpture puts focus on climate change

"Melting Ice Bear," a 9-foot-tall cast aluminum sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales, was lifted into place outside the habitat's Arctic Science Center in late... Read More
March 8, 2021