News: conservation and species recovery

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects. Read More
October 22, 2019

Zoo welcomes 20 tiny turtle hatchlings

Endangered Northwest species gets a head start at the zoo's turtle conservation lab The Oregon Zoo's conservation lab has 20 reasons to shell-ebrate this week as 20 baby... Read More
October 16, 2019

Zoo awards $24,600 in grants for Northwest conservation

Sea otters, pond turtles, vesper sparrows and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded more... Read More
September 27, 2019

Zoo celebrates Pacific lamprey at World Rivers Day event

Sept. 29 celebration includes keeper talks and activities focused on world's waterways From the Columbia in Oregon to the Nile in Egypt, rivers sustain life. On World... Read More
September 24, 2019

Zoo 'Pub Talks' to discuss return of Oregon sea otters

Once common along the Oregon coast, sea otters were hunted almost to extinction for their rich fur in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Although they have made a comeback... Read More
September 23, 2019

Zoo honored for achievement in conservation, design, diversity

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this month, earning three prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More
September 19, 2019