News: elephants

Caring for elephants in cold weather

Like all mammals, Asian elephants heat and cool their bodies through an internal process called thermoregulation.

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March 7, 2019

Snow days bring the animals a new world to explore

Some species are winter specialists, others are just curious, and choose come out to explore.

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February 8, 2019

Coexisting with Borneo elephants: A Q&A with Marc Ancrenaz

Elephants and the palm oil industry come head-to-head in the Kinabatangan floodplain – a region of great importance for biodiversity and Malaysia's economy.

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January 15, 2019

Elephant family, care staff and community remember Lily

Under the circumstances, the herd is doing well. Rose-Tu is eating, drinking and sleeping regularly, as are Lily's aunties, Shine and Chendra, her brother, Samudra,... Read More

December 4, 2018

Zoo heartbroken as 6-year-old Lily succumbs to virus

The Oregon Zoo is in mourning today following the sudden and unexpected loss of Lily, the youngest of the zoo elephant family, one day before her sixth birthday.... Read More

November 30, 2018

Director’s statement on misinformation in anti-zoo campaign

The worldviews of animal and wildlife advocates are as varied as their chosen causes, from animal rights to habitat conservation.

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October 22, 2018