News: conservation and species recovery

Rescued screech owl Pinecone finds home at the Oregon Zoo

Pinecone was orphaned at such a young age he couldn't be released back into the wild. His caretakers found him a new home at the Oregon Zoo, where he's an ambassador for his species.

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October 9, 2018

The story of Borneo elephant Chendra

Chendra was separated from her herd and nearly lost life at a young age. She found a new family 8,000 miles away.

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October 9, 2018

Turtle power: Baby western pond turtles arrive at zoo

If good things come in small packages, it doesn't get much better than the 15 baby western pond turtles that arrived last week at the Oregon Zoo. Smaller than a... Read More

October 2, 2018

Oregon Zoo-hatched condor is living large in California

Earlier this month, biologists at Pinnacles National Park watched excitedly as California condor No. 912, who hatched there six months ago, embarked on an awkward... Read More

September 28, 2018

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

September 21, 2018

Keep calm and carrion: Zoo marks Vulture Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 1, showcasing California condors, turkey vultures and other "master recyclers,"... Read More

August 31, 2018