News: conservation and species recovery

First condor chick of season arrives with a surprise bonus

The first California condor chick of 2021 arrived in spectacular and surprising fashion this week at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation, kicking... Read More
March 17, 2021

Zoo hosts talk on saving imperiled monarch butterflies

As pollinator scientists and advocates fight to save the western monarch butterfly from extinction, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a live Q&A session this week, featuring... Read More
March 17, 2021

New polar bear sculpture puts focus on climate change

"Melting Ice Bear," a 9-foot-tall cast aluminum sculpture by Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales, was lifted into place outside the habitat's Arctic Science Center in late... Read More
March 8, 2021

Wildlife and wildfire: A Q&A with Katie Sauerbrey

Fire is a natural process in Oregon's forests, where thousands of species depend on periodic burning to provide food and habitat. But a century of tampering with natural... Read More
March 4, 2021

Oregon Zoo condors are on track for an eggs-ceptional year

California condors are laying eggs at a record pace this year at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation. With nine eggs so far — eight of them laid in... Read More
February 9, 2021