Chendra

Chendra is a 4,545-pound female Asian elephant born in Sabah, Malaysia in 1993. She is the only Borneo pygmy elephant living in the U.S.  Malaysian wildlife officials found her wandering - orphaned, alone and hungry - near a palm oil plantation in Borneo. She had wounds on her front legs and left eye, which ultimately left her blind in that eye. Chendra was a poor candidate for release back into the wild, and was acquired by the Oregon Zoo on Nov. 20, 1999.  Chendra is the smallest cow in the group and is distinguished by her long tail.