News: conservation and species recovery

With inmates' help, rare NW butterfly is homeward bound

Last week, the butterfly technicians at Coffee Creek transferred 723 of the growing caterpillars and 399 pupae back to the Oregon Zoo's butterfly lab. From there, the... Read More
April 1, 2020

Naptime is over for endangered NW butterflies

Zoo conservationists roused 1,200 Taylor's checkerspot larvae from their winter dormancy this week, transferring the very hungry caterpillars into rearing cups at the... Read More
March 13, 2020

Egg-citing news! Zoo welcomes first condor chick of 2020

A proud condor mom welcomed a fluffy new chick at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation this week, kicking off what looks to be great year for the... Read More
March 11, 2020

Oregon Zoo condor program welcomes first eggs of season

The first several California condor eggs of 2020 arrived at the zoo over the past week, and keepers hope to see more throughout the month. Read More
February 20, 2020

The story of Oregon Zoo 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. Read More
February 20, 2020