News: new zoo

Elephant family moves into huge indoor digs

Construction of the $57 million Elephant Lands, the most ambitious project in zoo history, reached a big milestone yesterday as crews completed work on the new indoor portion of the habitat. And today, Portland's famous elephant family ventured into these new digs for the first time, taking a big step into history.

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May 19, 2015

Zoo looks back as Elephant Lands nears completion

Construction of Elephant Lands — the fourth of eight major projects funded by a community-supported zoo bond measure in 2008 — will reach a major turning point this... Read More

April 29, 2015

Thousands flock to zoo to 'test-drive' new Elephant Lands

More than 4,000 visitors showed up at the Oregon Zoo today for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to “test drive” a section of Elephant Lands before Lily, Samudra and the... Read More

April 27, 2015

Citizen oversight group praises zoo bond implementation

The Oregon Zoo continues to deliver on promises made in 2008, when the region's voters approved a $125 million zoo bond measure promoting animal welfare and... Read More

April 12, 2015

'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Elephantastic, the Oregon Zoo's annual celebration of pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 — and this year's event offers visitors a... Read More

April 9, 2015

Stunning aerial pics offer peek at zoo's new Elephant Lands

Just out of view of visitors, the biggest project in Oregon Zoo history is taking shape.

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March 3, 2015