News: elephants

Can Borneo's elephants and palm oil industry coexist?

This month, Oregon Zoo elephant curator Bob Lee and elephant researcher Sharon Glaeser met with Sabah wildlife officials and conservationists about Borneo's "palm... Read More

December 22, 2016

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... Read More

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

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