News: elephants

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

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