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Zoo mourns Asian elephant Tusko, father of Lily and Sam

Asian elephant Tusko, one of the oldest and largest males of his species in North America, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after animal-care staff... Read More

December 22, 2015

Zookeepers, vets rally to save life of tiny Speke's gazelle

A tiny gazelle that almost didn't make it past its first day of life is a month old today and well on the road to recovery at the Oregon Zoo.

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December 18, 2015

Zoo's winter day camps help kids connect with wildlife

Winter break is a great time for kids to connect with nature and explore the wild realms of the Oregon Zoo. At the zoo's winter break day camps — held Dec. 21-23 and... Read More

December 18, 2015

Zoo's new Elephant Lands opens to pachyderms, public

Two and a half years in the making, and four times the size of the zoo's former elephant habitat, Elephant Lands accounts for nearly one-tenth of the zoo's total 64-... Read More

December 15, 2015

Testing the waters at Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands

Things are going swimmingly at the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat. On Saturday, a new 160,000-gallon pool for pachyderms passed its most important... Read More

December 14, 2015