News: elephants

Elephant Rama Begins TB Treatment Regimen

The Oregon Zoo this week began its yearlong treatment regimen for Rama, the Asian elephant who cultured positive for tuberculosis in late May, officials announced.... Read More

July 25, 2013

Zoo breaks ground on 'Elephant Lands' habitat

Golden shovels were on hand, but the Oregon Zoo broke ground today elephant-style: with a 30-ton excavator. Construction of the 6.25-acre Elephant Lands habitat —... Read More

June 10, 2013

Rama the elephant is being treated for tuberculosis

Rama, a 30-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, has tested positive for tuberculosis, zoo officials learned yesterday. The zoo routinely tests all its... Read More

June 1, 2013

Who's your mama? Zoo animals vie for 'Mom of the Year' honors

The Oregon Zoo will be naming its 2013 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to... Read More

May 2, 2013

Video: 'Water Lily' makes a splash in elephant pool

As the weather warms up, Lily and Oregon Zoo elephant herd hit the pool. Lily seems to love the water just as much her big brother Samudra (whose name is Sanskrit... Read More

April 22, 2013