News: elephants

2015’s top 10 stories of conservation, cuteness and care

Recalling the year’s welfare advances, wildlife victories and awww-inspiring moments.

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December 23, 2015

Zoo mourns Asian elephant Tusko, father of Lily and Sam

Asian elephant Tusko, one of the oldest and largest males of his species in North America, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after animal-care staff... Read More

December 22, 2015

Zoo's new Elephant Lands opens to pachyderms, public

Two and a half years in the making, and four times the size of the zoo's former elephant habitat, Elephant Lands accounts for nearly one-tenth of the zoo's total 64-... Read More

December 15, 2015

Testing the waters at Oregon Zoo's Elephant Lands

Things are going swimmingly at the Oregon Zoo's expansive new Elephant Lands habitat. On Saturday, a new 160,000-gallon pool for pachyderms passed its most important... Read More

December 14, 2015

An awww-inspiring birthday: Lily the elephant turns 3

She was born big, with an outsize personality to match, and she's had a huge impact on Portland's world famous Asian elephant family. Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest... Read More

November 30, 2015