News: elephants

Zoo says goodbye to beloved Asian elephant Rama

Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today after... Read More

March 30, 2015

Oregon ivory bill introduced to close deadly loophole

Today wildlife advocates in Salem announced new legislation to end the trade of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn in Oregon.

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March 11, 2015

Zoo joins fight to save world's smallest elephants

With its oversized ears, everlasting baby face and gentle demeanor, the Borneo pygmy elephant is a cartoon come to life. But inherent cuteness has not been enough to... Read More

March 10, 2015

Stunning aerial pics offer peek at zoo's new Elephant Lands

Just out of view of visitors, the biggest project in Oregon Zoo history is taking shape.

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March 3, 2015

New form of lumber makes debut at Elephant Lands

In a state famous for its timber industry, a new form of lumber is making its debut at an Oregon Zoo construction project. A visitor center at the Oregon Zoo's under... Read More

January 12, 2015