News: conservation and species recovery

California condor chick gets help coming out of its shell

Since last month, five chicks have hatched at the zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation and two more chicks are on their way. Condor chicks usually emerge from their eggs on their own, but last week one of them, known as OZ07, needed an assist.

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April 18, 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

April 17, 2018

Zoo seeks proposals for Northwest conservation grants

The Oregon Zoo is now accepting applications for its 2018 Future for Wildlife grants in support of animal conservation and wildlife welfare programs in the Pacific... Read More

April 16, 2018

Scientists follow pellet trail to save endangered bunnies

A new study from the University of Idaho uses non-invasive DNA fingerprinting — via rabbit pellets — to assess how well pygmy rabbits are faring at two... Read More

April 3, 2018

With inmates' help, rare NW butterfly is homeward bound

Innovative program helps return endangered butterfly to wild for first time in Oregon

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April 2, 2018

Director's statement on the Recovering America's Wildlife Act

Many species that the Oregon Zoo works to protect, including the mighty California condor, would greatly benefit from increased state conservation funding.

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March 28, 2018