News: conservation and species recovery

Oregon Zoo condors are on track for an eggs-ceptional year

California condors are laying eggs at a record pace this year at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. With nine eggs so far — eight of them laid in January — the zoo is off to the fastest start in its 18-year effort to help bring this species back from the brink of extinction. Read More
February 9, 2021

Living together with elephants: A Q&A with Farina Othman

Elephants, communities of people and the palm oil industry all come together in the Kinabatangan floodplain — a region of great importance for biodiversity and Malaysia'... Read More
January 27, 2021

Every little bat helps: 3 rare 'Rod' bat babies born at zoo

Three Rodrigues flying foxes are being raised at the Oregon Zoo this month, adding to the growing population of a bat species once considered the most imperiled on the... Read More
January 21, 2021

Oregon Zoo statement on threat to critical forest habitat

Yesterday, the White House made a move to cut protections for 3.4 million acres of critical northern spotted owl habitat, opening up an area of forest the size... Read More
January 14, 2021

Last chance to see Washed Ashore exhibit at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and promote healthy oceans This weekend is the last chance for Oregon Zoo visitors to take in "Washed Ashore:... Read More
January 14, 2021

What kept us going: A year of conservation, care and cuteness

From free-flying California condors to blissed-out black bears to pouncy red pandas, 2020 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the... Read More
December 30, 2020