News: conservation and species recovery

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

5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More
February 19, 2020

Director’s statement on Clean Water Act protections rollback

This week, federal agencies finalized a plan to remove protections for streams, wetlands and other freshwater habitats. Under the Environmental Protection Agency's new... Read More
January 24, 2020