News: conservation and species recovery

Gorge pikas resilient in wake of Eagle Creek Fire

New findings from Cascades Pika Watch — a collaboration of organizations and individual pika researchers convened by the Oregon Zoo — show pikas surviving in the wake of the Eagle Creek Fire.

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November 14, 2018

Zoo polar bear helps answer conservation question

According to a new zoo-aided study, polar bears might be less efficient in water than previously thought.

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November 8, 2018

Zoo teams up with wildlife rangers to help elephants in Borneo

Oregon Zoo staff members, including elephant curator Bob Lee, recently traveled to Borneo to work with the rangers of the Sabah Wildlife Department's Wildlife Rescue... Read More

November 7, 2018

Zoo awards nearly $25,000 in grants for Northwest conservation

California condors, wolverines, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo... Read More

November 5, 2018

Zoo butterfly lab is on track for an eggs-ceptional year

The Oregon Zoo's butterfly conservation lab closed out its busiest egg-laying season in a decade this month: More than 3,800 Oregon silverspot eggs were laid as part... Read More

October 25, 2018

The story of Borneo elephant Chendra

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

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October 20, 2018