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Zoo looks back as Elephant Lands nears completion

Construction of Elephant Lands — the fourth of eight major projects funded by a community-supported zoo bond measure in 2008 — will reach a major turning point this month with the completion of the new indoor facility and the north meadow portion of the habitat. Although zoo visitors won’t get a good look at the entire habitat until later this year, aerial photos provide a stunning preview of what Elephant Lands will look like: a sweeping expanse that extends around the eastern edge of the zoo, from south of the concert lawn north into the area formerly housing Elk Meadow.

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April 29, 2015

Zoo cooks up Mother's Day brunch

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and brunch reservations are fast disappearing. There’s still time to honor mom though, with a delicious spread courtesy of the... Read More

April 28, 2015

Zoo to host Safe Kids Day - May 2

For kids, summer is traditionally a time for play, with activities like swimming, skateboarding and riding bikes. To make sure the risk of injuries doesn’t rise with... Read More

April 27, 2015

Thousands flock to zoo to 'test-drive' new Elephant Lands

More than 4,000 visitors showed up at the Oregon Zoo today for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to “test drive” a section of Elephant Lands before Lily, Samudra and the... Read More

April 27, 2015

Zoo volunteers are building luxury condos for bats

Thanks to some inspired Oregon Zoo volunteers and Metro site stewards, Pacific Northwest bats will have some well-appointed new places to roost this summer, some of... Read More

April 16, 2015

Someone left a cake out in the rain, and Packy destroyed it

Famed Asian elephant Packy — the oldest male of his species on the continent — turned 53 today, and keepers presented the six-ton senior citizen with a cake to match... Read More

April 14, 2015
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