News: elephants

Elephant Samson has fun in the sun with a pool party

Samson, the 20-year-old male of the Asian elephant family, made a splash this week in the pool at Elephant Lands. Read More
May 2, 2019

Caring for elephants in cold weather

Like all mammals, Asian elephants heat and cool their bodies through an internal process called thermoregulation. Read More
March 7, 2019

Snow days bring the animals a new world to explore

Some species are winter specialists, others are just curious, and choose come out to explore. Read More
February 8, 2019

Coexisting with Borneo elephants: A Q&A with Marc Ancrenaz

Elephants and the palm oil industry come head-to-head in the Kinabatangan floodplain – a region of great importance for biodiversity and Malaysia's economy. Read More
January 15, 2019

Elephant family, care staff and community remember Lily

Under the circumstances, the herd is doing well. Rose-Tu is eating, drinking and sleeping regularly, as are Lily's aunties, Shine and Chendra, her brother, Samudra, and... Read More
December 4, 2018

Zoo heartbroken as 6-year-old Lily succumbs to virus

The Oregon Zoo is in mourning today following the sudden and unexpected loss of Lily, the youngest of the zoo elephant family, one day before her sixth birthday. Despite... Read More
November 30, 2018