News: elephants

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

When Chendra met Samson: new arrival gets to know herd

Visitors might hear some enthusiastic trumpeting around the Oregon Zoo this week as the resident Asian elephant family greets Samson, its newest member. After an... Read More

May 9, 2018

Samson marks his birthday with a stroll, swim in Elephant Lands

Samson, the newest member of the Oregon Zoo elephant family, is having a big birthday. He celebrated his 20th year this morning with his first trip into Elephant... Read More

May 4, 2018