News: conservation and species recovery

A condor egg and adult condor in their nest box

Zoo welcomes first California condor egg of season

The first California condor egg of 2023 arrived at the Oregon Zoo’s Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation on Jan. 29. Read More
January 31, 2023
Polar bear Nora swims underwater at the Oregon Zoo's Polar Passage habitat.

Polar bear Nora helps with Arctic conservation challenge

Nora has been beta testing the “Burr on Fur” — a prototype tech innovation designed by 3M in partnership with Polar Bears International to give conservation scientists a... Read More
January 24, 2023
A California condor perches at the Oregon Zoo.

Zoo is awarded $2 million to help save California condors

California condors received a much-needed boost this month as the Oregon Zoo was awarded $2 million to support the conservation of this critically endangered species.... Read More
December 28, 2022

Wildlife bill could change Oregon conservation forever

Congress is on the verge of making a critical decision about the future of thousands of species — from gray whales to butterflies — as the window closes to pass the... Read More
December 19, 2022
A western pond turtle in the wild

Wild turtles get a pond makeover thanks to zoo, partners

Wildlife biologists teamed up with the zoo to install turtle basking structures in Yamhill County. Read More
September 8, 2022
An Oregon Zoo-reared northern leopard frog is released into the wild.

Endangered frogs hop from Oregon Zoo back into wild

More than a hundred northern leopard frogs reared at the Oregon Zoo are hopping back into the wild this month, thanks to a collaborative effort to save one of the last... Read More
August 23, 2022