News: elephants

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to Howloween

Some of the world's largest land animals demolished a couple of the area's largest pumpkins this morning, during the Oregon Zoo's 22nd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 23, 2020

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... 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