News: conservation and species recovery

Wake-up time! Zoo rouses 500 caterpillars for trip to coast

It’s Pollinator Week, and at the Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab, naptime is over for hundreds of the zoo’s tiniest residents. Read More
June 22, 2021

Condor hatching season rates a '10' with conservationists

Ten fuzzy California condor chicks are squawking in their nests this spring at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation — the biggest batch yet in the... Read More
June 15, 2021

Teledyne-FLIR nest-cams show record year for zoo condors

Nine California condors have hatched so far this spring at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation — the biggest batch of chicks in the zoo's 18-year... Read More
May 20, 2021

Call for ponds: community help needed to find turtles

Yamhill County property owners are being asked to help search for a rare Pacific Northwest native reptile: the northwestern pond turtle, also known as the western pond... Read More
May 19, 2021

Kelp and sea otters: A Q&A with Dick Vanderschaaf

Oregon’s last population of sea otters disappeared more than a century ago, wiped out by the fur trade. Today, questions remain about how their loss has affected our... Read More
April 13, 2021

Zoo Foundation awards $40,000 for Oregon conservation

Sea otters, beavers and western pond turtles got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation funded $40,000 to support Oregon Zoo conservation efforts... Read More
April 8, 2021