News: elephants

Packy's TB treatment suspended; Zoo weighs next steps

Oregon Zoo animal-care staff have suspended tuberculosis treatment and are consulting outside experts as they consider next steps in caring for the elderly Asian elephant Packy. At 54, Packy is the oldest male of his species on the continent, and one of the oldest on the planet.

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December 2, 2016

A home makeover for Washington Park train, elephants

Two of Washington Park's best-known residents — Peggy the train and Lily the elephant — received big home makeovers yesterday.

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November 16, 2016

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... Read More

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