Category Archives: Asian Elephants

Saint Louis Zoo’s Three Generations of Asian Elephants

Contributing to the Conservation of Elephants at Home and in the Wild After a 688-day gestation, the Saint Louis Zoo’s Asian elephant family welcomed a new member this past spring.  The female calf, named Priya, weighed 251 pounds at birth … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo Breaks Ground on Elephant Lands Habitat

Golden shovels were on hand, but the Oregon Zoo broke ground elephant-style: with a 30-ton excavator. Construction of the 6.25-acre Elephant Lands habitat — the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history — officially kicked off with massive displacement of … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo Opens New Home for Asian Elephants

The commitment at the National Zoo to save Asian elephants from extinction and ensure a future for this endangered species spans more than 50 years. In keeping with the best practices for elephant management, the Zoo has invested in a … Continue reading

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