News: elephants

Elephant Samudra enjoys sunny weather with a pool party

After a long, cold winter, spring has finally sprung at the Oregon Zoo, and one resident in particular is diving in headfirst — trunk and all. Samudra, the 9-year-old adolescent male of the Asian elephant family, made a splash today in the pool at Elephant Lands.

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April 23, 2018

Asian elephant Samson has a new home at the Oregon Zoo

Samson, a 19-year-old Asian elephant from ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M., arrived in town last night and caregivers are eager to welcome the extra-large... Read More

April 11, 2018

A step ahead: At zoo, elephants are walking more than ever

A local conservation biologist has confirmed what millions of Oregon Zoo visitors have already seen: Elephant Lands, the visionary new home for this community's... Read More

April 9, 2018

Creative feeder toy has elephants reaching new heights

A creative new feeder, made from donated fire hose and mounted high upon a large wooden pole, made its debut in Elephant Lands this week.

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April 5, 2018

Remembering Packy

A message from elephant curator Bob Lee

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February 9, 2018

Director's statement on the recent elephant trophy ban reversal

We learned yesterday that the Interior Department plans to reverse a ban on importing elephant trophies into the U.S.

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November 17, 2017