Here are a few examples of the work your generosity sustained this year.
$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.
928 OREGON SILVERSPOT
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.
Your gifts sustained vital conservation initiatives for native butterflies, sea otters, beavers, northwestern pond turtles and more.
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.
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.
8 peer-reviewed scientific papers
You supported important scientific work that is advancing animal welfare and veterinary medicine.
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.