Elephant Lands

Creating a better future for elephants

Since Packy's birth in 1962, the Oregon Zoo elephant herd has inspired millions of visitors to appreciate and care for wildlife. Now, the zoo is nearing the completion of its most ambitious project to date: Elephant Lands. This visionary habitat provides a world-class home for the elephant family and an unforgettable experience for visitors.

Areas of Elephant Lands are open now. The entire habitat will open to the public in the winter of 2015.

Our vision for elephants

Every aspect of elephant life at the Oregon Zoo is guided and inspired by the natural structure of matriarchal elephant society. Explore the zoo's 50-year history of groundbreaking elephant research and creative care, and learn about our plans to continue this legacy as the elephant family grows.


Explore the habitat

From hilly corridors and time-released feeders to shade structures and pools, Elephant Lands creates a new benchmark for elephant health and well-being. Find out how Elephant Lands provides a life full of choice for generations of elephant families.



Encounter giants

Elephant Lands creates engaging, meaningful experiences by bringing Oregon Zoo visitors closer than ever before to these amazing animals. Discover how Elephant Lands gives visitors the knowledge and tools they need to help create a better future for wildlife



Join the Campaign for Elephants

Our community has generously supported the Oregon Zoo's elephants for more than 50 years. Make a gift to Elephant Lands today, and be a part of this enduring legacy.