News: conservation and species recovery

World's oldest orangutan turns 59 at Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 59 this month. She is thought to be the oldest orangutan in the world.

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January 30, 2019

Saving California condors: A Q&A with Kelli Walker

At one point, there were only 22 California condors left on Earth. Today there are nearly 500, thanks to a species-recovery effort spearheaded by four organizations... Read More

January 27, 2019

Coexisting with Borneo elephants: A Q&A with Marc Ancrenaz

Elephants and the palm oil industry come head-to-head in the Kinabatangan floodplain – a region of great importance for biodiversity and Malaysia's economy.

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January 15, 2019

Pupdate: It's 6 girls and 6 boys for painted dog Ella!

Veterinarians and animal-care staff conducted their first examination of Ella's 8-week-old pups at the Oregon Zoo today. There are 12 pups — six boys and six girls... Read More

January 10, 2019

Wildlife wins: Zoo's top 10 stories of care and conservation

From a tough-as-nails California condor to a pint-sized turtle hatchling, 2018 was a big year for conservation at the Oregon Zoo. Here's a look back at 10 of the... Read More

December 18, 2018

Gorge pikas resilient in wake of Eagle Creek Fire

New findings from Cascades Pika Watch — a collaboration of organizations and individual pika researchers convened by the Oregon Zoo — show pikas surviving in the... Read More

November 14, 2018