News: elephants

Time for families, herds, prides to gather together

The holiday season is a time for family gatherings — even, it seems, for some of the best known animals at the Oregon Zoo. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving,... Read More

November 27, 2013

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Halloween festivities

Some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, during the Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the... Read More

October 25, 2013

Lily 1K: Rose-Tu's baby now weighs half a ton

She was born big — with an outsize personality to match — and now her weight has reached quadruple digits: Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest Asian elephant, tipped the... Read More

September 27, 2013

Samudra turns 5, enjoys playtime with little sis

Asian elephant Samudra turned 5 years old at the Oregon Zoo today, and it's fair to say big brothers don't come much bigger.

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August 23, 2013

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