Gratitude Report 2020 – 2021

animal care
The pack impact.
Here are a few examples of the work your generosity sustained this year.

raised

$9.6M for a new zoo

Through the Heart of the Oregon Zoo campaign, which launched in 2018 and ended in June of 2021, you supported new habitats, animal welfare, conservation and education.

released

928 OREGON SILVERSPOT
LARVAE/PUPAE

With your support, zoo conservationists are saving an endangered butterfly species along the Oregon coast. In 2019, the Oregon Zoo became the first facility to successfully breed silverspots, and last summer, 10 butterflies laid a total of 1,855 eggs to produce caterpillars for next year’s release.

upgraded monitoring for

10 Species at the Zoo

Your investment in the zoo’s endocrinology lab made it possible for regular monitoring of 10 species, adding important data to care staff’s daily behavioral observations for improved animal welfare.

delivered

$856K FOR
CONSERVATION

Your gifts sustained vital conservation initiatives for native butterflies, sea otters, beavers, northwestern pond turtles and more.

hatched

10 California condor chicks

It was the biggest batch yet in the zoo’s 18-year effort to save this critically endangered species from extinction.

gave a leg up to

23 NORTHWESTERN POND TURTLES

You gave 23 northwestern pond turtles now in our conservation lab a fighting chance. After headstarting at the zoo, they’ll be released along the Columbia River Gorge in late spring or summer.

improved landscaping led to

05 HAPPY ROARS
IN THE LION YARD

You added new logs, improved drainage and created safer pathways for the lions and their care staff.

published

8 peer-reviewed scientific papers

You supported important scientific work that is advancing animal welfare and veterinary medicine.

supported

01 non-lead hunting educator

You supported an educator and outdoor enthusiast who works with hunters in the Pacific Northwest to reduce the unintended impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife.

Did you know you can be one of our most invested supporters by joining with a Conservation Circle membership? Annual gifts through this program play an essential role in connecting people with endangered species and investing in projects to create a better future for wildlife. To learn more, visit oregonzoo.org/donorclub or call 503-220-2493
care. conservation. connection.