News: conservation and species recovery

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

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

And they're off! Zoo-reared condors take flight in Arizona

Three California condors hatched at the Oregon Zoo’s Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation are now flying free. Read More
October 22, 2021

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... Read More
October 8, 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