News: elephants

Oregon Zoo wins national awards for excellence ... again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums — one for conservation work on behalf of imperiled California condors and another recognizing excellence in exhibit design for Elephant Lands.

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September 12, 2017

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 7, 2017

Asian elephant Sung-Surin to be treated for tuberculosis

Preliminary test results suggest Sung-Surin, a 34-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, is positive for tuberculosis, animal-care staff learned yesterday, and... Read More

April 20, 2017

Facts about Borneo elephant Chendra

Following the euthanasia of 54-year-old Asian elephant Packy, several groups have published misleading information online about another member of the Oregon Zoo herd... Read More

February 22, 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