News: conservation and species recovery

Conservation breakthrough for endangered butterfly

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab has 269 reasons to celebrate this season. That's how many Oregon silverspot caterpillars are waiting to become butterflies thanks to the first-ever breeding of this endangered species in a captive-rearing setting. Read More
December 3, 2019

Surveys find good news for Gorge pika population

According to the latest findings from Cascades Pika Watch, the pint-sized pikas of the Columbia River Gorge are making a comeback Read More
November 25, 2019

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