News: elephants

Testing the waters at Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands

The new elephant pool passes its first test, setting the stage for big splash in 2015.

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December 10, 2014

Zoo polar bears will use 'slinky' to warm up elephants

Polar bears like it cool, elephants like it warm and the Oregon Zoo likes it sustainable. Now, zoo construction crews have begun work on a project that will let... Read More

September 3, 2014

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... Read More

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