News: elephants

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

Zoo to explore Borneo conservation partnerships

With a list of residents including rhinos, orangutans, pygmy elephants and sun bears, Malaysian Borneo is home to one of the greatest assemblages of charismatic... Read More

May 20, 2014

Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for "Mom of Year" honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2014 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to four... Read More

April 29, 2014