News: conservation and species recovery

5 ways to celebrate Pollinator Week in the Portland region

Hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies are among the most adorable of all charismatic microfauna, and they also all happen to be pollinators. If that's not sufficient cause for celebration, how about this: One out of every three bites of food that we eat comes from a plant that was pollinated by an animal.

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June 14, 2018

Backscratcher helps old leopard with hard-to-reach spots

When keepers at the Oregon Zoo noticed Borris, a geriatric Amur leopard, was having trouble grooming himself, they began using a backscratcher to assist with his... Read More

June 12, 2018

Oregon Zoo, partners, return 15 endangered turtles to the wild

With the help of volunteers and local wildlife agencies, the zoo returned 15 endangered western pond turtles to the wild at the Columbia River Gorge yesterday.

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May 23, 2018

Visitors can peek inside zoo butterfly lab this weekend

To celebrate Endangered Species Day, the pathway to the zoo's butterfly conservation lab will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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May 18, 2018

Last condor chick of the season hatches at zoo offsite facility

The seventh California condor chick of the year arrived Thursday morning at Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, wrapping up another successful... Read More

May 18, 2018

California condor chick gets help coming out of its shell

Since last month, five chicks have hatched at the zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation and two more chicks are on their way. Condor chicks usually emerge... Read More

April 18, 2018