News: elephants

Young elephants enjoy wallow at zoo's new 'club mud'

As work continues on the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

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August 12, 2014

Senior swim time: As temps near 100, Packy hits the pool

With forecasters calling for temperatures near 100 degrees today, one longtime local resident knew just how to beat the heat. Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant... Read More

August 11, 2014

Bring your trunks! Zoo elephants enjoy family swim

As temperatures at the Oregon Zoo soared near the 100-degree mark last week, Asian elephant Rose-Tu did what a lot of moms do on hot afternoons: took her kids for a... Read More

July 8, 2014

Elephant could kickstart U.S. - Malaysia sister city program

Portland could soon become the first major American city to form a sister city relationship with a Malaysian city, thanks in no small part to the star power of... Read More

July 1, 2014

Walls go up for largest building in zoo history

Construction crews reached a turning point on Elephant Lands today as the most challenging tall walls of the new indoor holding area were completed. With its solid... Read More

June 30, 2014

Vets to begin treatment as new test confirms Tusko's TB

Oregon Zoo veterinarians are preparing to begin an 18-month treatment regimen for Tusko, the 44-year-old male Asian elephant who has tested positive for tuberculosis... Read More

June 10, 2014