News: elephants

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 swim.

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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

Zoo elephants won't know where to find their next meal

Soon the Oregon Zoo's famous family of elephants won't know where their next meal is coming from. And that's a good thing, animal experts say. "In Southeast Asian... Read More

June 6, 2014

Zoo to re-test elephant Tusko after inconclusive TB results

Tusko, a 44-year-old male Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, has tested positive for tuberculosis on one test and negative on another, zoo officials learned today.... Read More

June 3, 2014