News: conservation and species recovery

Egg-citing news! Zoo welcomes first condor chick of 2019

A fluffy new chick came out of its shell at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week, kicking off what looks to be great year for the condor recovery effort.

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March 15, 2019

Zoo raises record number of endangered NW butterflies

Zoo conservationists roused 5,398 Taylor's checkerspot larvae from their winter dormancy this week, transferring the very hungry caterpillars into rearing cups at... Read More

March 8, 2019

Rescuing western pond turtles: A Q&A with Shelly Pettit

Shelly Pettit, the Oregon Zoo's senior keeper for reptiles and amphibians, is on the frontlines of western pond turtle recovery efforts. She raises hatchlings at... Read More

February 19, 2019

World's oldest orangutan turns 59 at Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 59 this month. She is thought to be the oldest orangutan in the world.

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January 30, 2019

Saving California condors: A Q&A with Kelli Walker

At one point, there were only 22 California condors left on Earth. Today there are nearly 500, thanks to a species-recovery effort spearheaded by four organizations... Read More

January 27, 2019

Coexisting with Borneo elephants: A Q&A with Marc Ancrenaz

Elephants and the palm oil industry come head-to-head in the Kinabatangan floodplain – a region of great importance for biodiversity and Malaysia's economy.

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January 15, 2019