News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease

This week, the White House began a process to auction off drilling sites in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — letting oil and gas companies pick which parts of the pristine landscape they want to drill in. Read More
November 18, 2020

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 26, 2020

Off they go! Zoo-reared condors take flight in Arizona

Four California condors hatched and raised at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation are soaring through the open skies of Arizona this month, marking... Read More
October 22, 2020

Condors evacuated as fires threaten zoo offsite facility

Forty-four critically endangered California condors were evacuated from the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week as fires threatened the... Read More
September 11, 2020

Zoo program to explore anti-racism, conservation and environmental justice

Coming this fall: a chance for middle-school students of all backgrounds to explore the close connections between conservation and social justice. The zoo's new... Read More
September 11, 2020

Director’s statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This week, the White House announced plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration — a move that could spell disaster for polar bear... Read More
August 20, 2020