News: elephants

Living together with elephants: A Q&A with Farina Othman

Elephants, communities of people and the palm oil industry all come together in the Kinabatangan floodplain — a region of great importance for biodiversity and Malaysia's economy. We talked with Dr. Farina Othman, an elephant ecologist there, whose nonprofit Project Seratu Aatai is working to help the region coexist with endangered Borneo elephants and other wildlife. Read More
January 27, 2021

What kept us going: A year of conservation, care and cuteness

From free-flying California condors to blissed-out black bears to pouncy red pandas, 2020 was a big year for conservation, animal welfare and general adorableness at the... Read More
December 30, 2020

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