News: conservation and species recovery

A western pond turtle in the wild

Wild turtles get a pond makeover thanks to zoo, partners

Wildlife biologists teamed up with the zoo to install turtle basking structures in Yamhill County. Read More
September 8, 2022
An Oregon Zoo-reared northern leopard frog is released into the wild.

Endangered frogs hop from Oregon Zoo back into wild

More than a hundred 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... Read More
August 23, 2022
A young condor chick outside with one of its parents

Fluff to feathers: Condor chicks prepare for takeoff

A dozen condor chicks are getting their wings this month at the Oregon Zoo’s Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. Read More
August 18, 2022

Zoo urges passage of wildlife conservation bill

The future of Oregon’s most iconic species may soon be brighter as the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act makes its way through Congress. Read More
July 15, 2022

The 'cuteness' returns: Zoo welcomes back Pacific lamprey

Pacific lamprey returned to the zoo this month, offering guests another chance to see one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest species. Read More
June 28, 2022

Zoo Welcomes Ten Tiny Pond Turtle Hatchlings

The zoo is “head-starting” the endangered turtles, caring for them until next spring when they will be large enough to have a fighting chance in the wild. Read More
June 10, 2022