A world-class home for a world-famous elephant family
Elephant Lands is designed to support the natural dynamics of Asian elephant society.
Feeding stations, mud wallows and water features, including a 160,000-gallon pool, encourage elephants to be active 14-16 hours a day, just as they would in their range countries.
Indoor areas with state-of-the-art heating and ventilation systems let the zoo's elephant family move inside and out as they please, and choose where to spend their days and nights. Together, the Elephant Building and Forest Hall form one of the world's largest indoor elephant facilities. Learn more about the Oregon Zoo's vision for elephants.
Visitors can locate individual elephants and record and share observations about the herd by using Elephant ID Stations and the Elephant Lands app, available for iPhone and Android. The app also features a pledge users can take to share their commitment to elephant conservation.
Elephant Lands invites visitors to join the zoo in protecting elephants. An estimated 40,000 Asian elephants remain in fragmented populations from India to Borneo, where they face pressures from habitat loss and conflict with people.
Through the International Elephant Foundation and the other field conservation programs, the zoo supports a broad range of efforts to help wild elephants. Learn more.