News: elephants

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

Zoo sends ivory pieces to New York for crush

Under the supervision of Oregon Zoo security, zoo staff packed 250 pounds of elephant ivory into a crate last week and shipped it via "Custom Critical" FedEx to... Read More

June 19, 2015

Elephant family reunion: Tusko rejoins Oregon Zoo herd

A chorus of chirps, trumpets and thunderous roars echoed through Forest Hall yesterday, as 44-year-old Tusko rejoined the Oregon Zoo elephant family for the first... Read More

June 12, 2015