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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.

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June 19, 2015

Swallows move into construction zone, zoo has to wing it

Crews working to complete the Oregon Zoo's new Elephant Lands took an abrupt detour this month after staff discovered a pair of barn swallows raising chicks in an... Read More

June 18, 2015

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... Read More

June 16, 2015

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... Read More

June 15, 2015

5 ways to celebrate Pollinator Week in the Portland region

Hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies are among the most adorable of all charismatic microfauna, and they also all happen to be pollinators.
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June 12, 2015

Elephant family reunion: Tusko rejoins Oregon Zoo herd

A chorus of chirps, trumpets and thunderous roars echoed through Forest Hall yesterday, as 44-year-old Tusko rejoined the Oregon Zoo elephant family for the first... Read More

June 12, 2015
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