News: new zoo

Swallows move into construction zone, zoo has to wing it

Crews working to complete the Oregon Zoo's new Elephant Lands took an abrupt detour this month after staff discovered a pair of barn swallows raising chicks in an area slated for demolition.

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June 18, 2015

Construction crews begin demo of zoo's old elephant barn

With the Oregon Zoo elephant family comfortably settled into the newly completed Forest Hall and North Meadow portions of Elephant Lands, construction crews this... Read More

June 9, 2015

Elephant Lands project earns 2 green building honors

The Oregon Zoo's efforts to improve animal welfare and sustainability — funded in large part through the community-supported 2008 zoo bond measure — drew major kudos... Read More

June 5, 2015

Zoo marks another big milestone for Elephant Lands

With construction on Elephant Lands, the Oregon Zoo's expansive new home for elephants, now in the homestretch, the milestones just keep coming.

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June 4, 2015

Change-averse Packy moves into huge new elephant barn

After six days, 400 pounds of carrots, a ton of sweet potatoes and an equal measure of encouraging words, the famously change-averse Packy finally ambled into the... Read More

May 27, 2015

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... Read More

May 19, 2015