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Let’s prevent species extinction in Oregon and across the nation

Scientists estimate that roughly one-third of America's wildlife species are at an elevated risk of extinction. Here at home, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife... Read More
December 9, 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
Nora the polar bear swims in her new habitat at the Oregon Zoo.

Oversight group praises fulfillment of zoo bond measure

The Oregon Zoo has successfully delivered on promises made in 2008, when the region’s voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More
November 18, 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
Polar bears Nora and Amelia Gray play at the Oregon Zoo.

Polar pals: Nora and Amelia Gray meet for first time

Amelia Gray, the 5-year-old polar bear and newest Oregon Zoo resident, met her half-sister Nora for the first time this week. The two furry friends romped around Polar... Read More
November 12, 2021