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Feb 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM
In an agreement finalized Friday, the Oregon Zoo assumed legal ownership of Rose-Tu’s new calf from Have Trunk Will Travel, the California-based company that had previously held rights to the young elephant.
Feb 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM
The Oregon Zoo paid "Have Trunk Will Travel" $400,000 to void a contract and take over full ownership of Lily, the newest elephant at the zoo. The zoo now also owns Lily's father, Tusko, outright.
Dec 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM
The zoo released video Wednesday of the two pachyderms meeting for the first time through a gate called the "howdy gate" inside the elephant facility.
Dec 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Oregon Zoo Director Kim Smith stopped short of saying the calf's tenure at the zoo was guaranteed and said the zoo, which is a non-profit organization, is in negotiations with the company to own the baby elephant. But she repeated several times that...
Dec 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM
According to The Seattle Times, the Oregon Zoo has a valid contract with the traveling circus known as “Have Trunk Will Travel” and doesn’t have legal custody of the calf. The Times reports that the private company will assume ownership of new elephant baby in a month.
Nov 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM
“We’re all delighted at the arrival of Rose-Tu’s new calf,” said Kim Smith, Oregon Zoo director. “The calf is beautiful, healthy, tall and very vigorous."
Nov 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM
Signs indicate that Rose-Tu, the pregnant pachyderm at the Oregon Zoo, is about to go into labor.
Nov 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM
The Oregon Zoo's elephant mama is about to give birth to her second baby.
Jun 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM
The Oregon Zoo's Asian elephant herd will be growing by one this fall as zoo officials announce Rose-Tu reached the 16-month mark in her pregnancy Friday. This will be Rose's second calf born at the Oregon zoo.
Jun 17, 2012 at 7:00 AM
The Oregon Zoo has named Tusko the Asian elephant its 2012 Father of the Year.
Oct 20, 2011 at 9:23 AM
The Oregon Zoo’s Asian elephant Rose-Tu is pregnant, zoo officials announced today. The 17-year-old pachyderm, who gave birth to Samudra in 2008, is expected to deliver another member of the zoo’s celebrated elephant family in late 2012.
Aug 7, 2009 at 4:47 PM
Keepers at the Oregon Zoo in Portland are staying busy these days, whether it's rescuing a rambunctious baby river otter or keeping an eye on a growing (1,000 pounds in a year) elephant calf.
Jun 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Father's Day is just around the corner and the Oregon Zoo wants your help in choosing its 'Zoo Father of the Year.' "These dads belong to species that are either threatened or endangered," said Zoo Director Tony Vecchio.
Aug 25, 2008 at 1:29 PM
Zoo officials said the pair has been together since Sunday afternoon, and the mother has been much calmer around the infant, letting it nurse on either side of her and even tucking it under her.
Feb 13, 2007 at 7:29 PM
Tusko's got tusk problems. The 6.75-ton, 35-year-old bull elephant, on loan to the Oregon Zoo from a private elephant facility in California, is set to have tusk surgery Feb. 17.