News: elephants

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

Just add coconut: Zoo innovation helps animals take meds

An innovative drug-delivery system developed for an 8,000-pound pachyderm could be an animal-welfare boon for species of all sizes, according to experts at the... Read More

October 6, 2017

Oregon Zoo wins national awards for excellence ... again

The Oregon Zoo drew praise from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the continent this week, earning two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and... Read More

September 12, 2017

Four ways to help elephants on World Elephant Day

Around the world, elephants are facing serious trouble. Here are four ways to make a difference.

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August 7, 2017

Asian elephant Sung-Surin to be treated for tuberculosis

Preliminary test results suggest Sung-Surin, a 34-year-old Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, is positive for tuberculosis, animal-care staff learned yesterday, and... Read More

April 20, 2017