News: elephants

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

The story of Borneo elephant Chendra

Chendra was separated from her herd and nearly lost her life at a young age. She found a new family 8,000 miles away.

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October 20, 2018

Asian elephant Samudra turns 10

Asian elephant Samudra turned 10 years old at the Oregon Zoo today, and it's safe to say birthday boys don't come much bigger.

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August 23, 2018

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 11, 2018

How sweet it is: Ruby Jewel debuts ice cream "Samsonwich"

The "Samsonwich" ice-cream sandwich is now available at the Ruby Jewel cart at the zoo. A dollar from every sandwich sold goes to the Oregon Zoo Foundation.

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July 24, 2018

Elephant Samson is feeling at home, meets Rose-Tu and Lily

After exploring Elephant Lands and meeting Chendra last week, Samson is getting to know Rose-Tu and her 5-year-old daughter Lily.

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May 15, 2018