News: elephants

Elephants cool off with zoo pool party

Warm spring weather has arrived in the Northwest, and some of the area's largest residents are diving in headfirst — trunks and all. With the sun shining down and temperatures approaching 90 degrees, the Oregon Zoo elephant family was eager to hit the pool — diving for treats of apple and honeydew melon, and playfully splashing around. Read More
May 28, 2020

The story of Oregon Zoo 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. Read More
February 20, 2020

Zoo cares for Asian elephant Chendra after miscarriage

Oregon Zoo animal staff are providing around-the-clock care and some extra TLC this week for Chendra, a 26-year-old Asian elephant whose long-hoped-for pregnancy has... Read More
September 25, 2019

Asian elephant Chendra is pregnant, baby due in 2020

Chendra, a 26-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, is pregnant and expected to deliver another member of Portland's elephant family in late 2020. Read More
July 10, 2019

Elephant family enjoys early morning pool party at zoo

Before the zoo opened this morning, four members of the Asian elephant family took an early swim in the pool at Elephant Lands. Read More
June 13, 2019

I am Sam, Sam I am: Samudra meets Samson at Oregon Zoo

It was a meeting of the two Sams today at the Oregon Zoo. A pair of 4-ton male Asian elephants — 10-year-old Samudra and 21-year-old Samson — had their first tusk-to-... Read More
May 23, 2019