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Zoo sends ivory pieces to New York for crush

Under the supervision of Oregon Zoo security, zoo staff packed 250 pounds of elephant ivory into a crate last week and shipped it via "Custom Critical" FedEx to Manhattan. Now held by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, the pieces will be mixed in with another ton of confiscated ivory this morning and pulverized into unsalvageable, sand-sized particles.

Popular Wildlife Live show debuts in new location

Change is in the air this summer at the Oregon Zoo's Wildlife Live program presented by Portland General Electric. The gracefully soaring raptors, wildlife conservation theme and lighthearted humor are back as usual, but this year's program also features a revamped script, some new animals and an entirely different location.

Zoo supporters to dine, dance at summer's 'wildest' event

Animal lovers and party animals can spend a wild evening under the stars July 18 — sipping complimentary wine and beer, savoring small plates from the region's best restaurants and supporting endangered species — as the Oregon Zoo Foundation hosts its 16th annual Zoolala benefit, presented by Spirit Mountain Casino with support from NW Natural and the region's top community-minded organizations and individuals.

Construction crews begin demo of zoo's old elephant barn

With the Oregon Zoo elephant family comfortably settled into the newly completed Forest Hall and North Meadow portions of Elephant Lands, construction crews this week began dismantling a legendary chapter in the zoo's history.

Elephant Lands project earns 2 green building honors

The Oregon Zoo's efforts to improve animal welfare and sustainability — funded in large part through the community-supported 2008 zoo bond measure — drew major kudos this week, as the zoo received two high-profile honors in four days for green building at Elephant Lands.

Game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this connectivity and convenience: the production, use and disposal of personal electronic devices can be devastating to wildlife around the world, damaging habitats and exposing people and animals to hazardous materials.

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