News: elephants

Nation's oldest male Asian elephant Packy turns 54

By almost any measure, Packy is majestic. Standing 10 and a half feet at the shoulder, he is thought to be the tallest Asian elephant in North America. Keepers liken... Read More

April 14, 2016

Zoo sends milk to Borneo for orphaned elephants

Imagine finding a baby on your doorstep. Now imagine finding four babies, each weighing a few hundred pounds.

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March 25, 2016

Pachyderms and palm oil: Exploring Borneo-PDX connections

The cities of Portland and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, may be nearly 8,000 miles apart, but they share a common thread.

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March 1, 2016

Elephantastic offers look at zoo's new stomping grounds

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual celebration of pachyderms, takes place Feb. 13-15 — and this year's event offers visitors a rare behind-the-scenes look at the... Read More

January 30, 2016

Three U.S. zoos team up to save rare Borneo elephants

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement with Borneo-based wildlife organizations today to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant.

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January 21, 2016