News: elephants

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

Zoo chef, nutritionist prep healthy cake for Packy's party

Paul Bosch, the Oregon Zoo's new executive chef, may have worked for Elephants Delicatessen before, but he's never cooked for an actual elephant — until now. "I'm... Read More

April 12, 2013

Famous elephant Packy is turning 51 at Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo is throwing an elephant-sized party to celebrate the species that made it famous. Elephantastic, held each year on or near Packy's birthday, takes... Read More

April 9, 2013