News: elephants

Two elephants stepping on a large orange pumpkin

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Some of the world’s largest land animals demolished some of the area’s largest pumpkins during the Oregon Zoo’s 23rd annual Squishing of the Squash. Read More
October 14, 2021
Two young Borneo elephants play in an oil palm plantation.

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'... Read More
January 27, 2021
A red panda climbs a tree.

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
Elephants smash giant pumpkins at the Oregon Zoo.

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
Asian elephants Samson and Samudra take a swim in the Elephant Lands pool at the Oregon Zoo.

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
Rescued Oregon Zoo elephant Chendra gives Samudra a piggy-back ride.

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