News: conservation and species recovery

Condors evacuated as fires threaten zoo offsite facility

Forty-four critically endangered California condors were evacuated from the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week as fires threatened the offsite facility where the zoo raises the birds for wild release. Read More
September 11, 2020

Zoo program to explore anti-racism, conservation and environmental justice

Coming this fall: a chance for middle-school students of all backgrounds to explore the close connections between conservation and social justice. The zoo's new... Read More
September 11, 2020

Director’s statement on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This week, the White House announced plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration — a move that could spell disaster for polar bear... Read More
August 20, 2020

Zoo acts to relieve poaching crisis heightened by COVID

Amid a poaching crisis heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Zoo and the Uganda Wildlife Authority have announced a new partnership to protect the rare... Read More
August 5, 2020

Zoo, partners return endangered turtles to the wild

Summer's just heating up in Portland, but for 23 western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a nine-month stretch of warm days and nights is drawing to an end. Read More
July 30, 2020

5 ways to celebrate Pollinator Week in the Portland region

Hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies are among the most adorable of all charismatic microfauna, and they also all happen to be pollinators. If that's not sufficient... Read More
June 23, 2020