News: elephants

Test result prompts vets to reassess Packy treatment plan

As Packy took his first-ever swim in the new 160,000-gallon pool at Elephant Lands this week, zoo veterinarians and animal-care experts were planning their next steps in the difficult task of combating his tuberculosis.

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September 30, 2016

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 11, 2016

Samudra, Lily muddy it up at zoo's new Elephant Lands

On a warm August day at the Oregon Zoo, one thing is as clear as mud: Asian elephants — especially the young ones — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

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August 5, 2016

Packy ventures out into South Habitat of Elephant Lands

At about 7:30 yesterday evening, the massive doors to Forest Hall opened slowly. The tip of a trunk lifted out to test the air, followed by a massive foot. Seconds... Read More

July 22, 2016

The science is in: Zoo is on right track with Elephant Lands

A special collection of peer-reviewed scientific research articles today confirmed what thousands of Oregon Zoo visitors have already seen: Elephant Lands, the... Read More

July 14, 2016

Zoo's new Elephant Lands earns LEED Gold certification

Elephant Lands, a world-class home for Portland's world-famous Asian elephant family, earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in... Read More

July 11, 2016