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What Packy taught us

This past week has been an especially sad one for the Oregon Zoo. On Thursday, we said goodbye to Asian elephant Packy, one of the zoo's oldest residents, and one of the best-known, most beloved animals in the world.

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February 14, 2017

Remembering Packy

Over the course of half a century, Asian elephant Packy inspired millions of Oregon Zoo visitors and taught us a great deal of what we know about elephant care. He... Read More

February 9, 2017

Zoo mourns Asian elephant Packy, oldest male of his species

Packy, who made headlines during the Kennedy era as the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today.... Read More

February 9, 2017

Condor breeding program welcomes first eggs of 2017

California condors at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation are laying the groundwork for species recovery one egg at a time. The first three... Read More

February 3, 2017

On Groundhog Day, zoo 'hedges' its bets for an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for six more weeks of winter, but local residents can take heart. FuFu, an African pygmy hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo, did not see her... Read More

February 2, 2017

Nation's oldest Sumatran orangutan turns 57

The Oregon Zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric Sumatran orangutan Inji, turned 57 this month and is the oldest of her species on the continent.

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January 30, 2017