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Dec 31, 2012 at 8:32 AM PDT

As we close out 2012, we here at are taking a look back at the stories that both made the most headlines and that were clicked on the most times by our readers:

Clackamas Town Center Shooting

Around 3:30 p.m. on Dec....
Dec 31, 2012 at 8:05 AM PDT
As we close out 2012, we here at are taking a look back at the stories that both made the most headlines and that were clicked on the most times by our readers.
Dec 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM PDT
The public will get its first glance Friday of the Oregon Zoo's baby elephant, Lily. Rose-Tu and her new calf will be together in the indoor viewing area of the zoo's Asian elephant exhibit. Viewing hours are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dec 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM PDT
Rose-Tu’s baby elephant finally has a name. The Oregon Zoo announced Monday that “Lily” received the most votes in the online contest to name the baby.
Dec 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - It was another big day recently for the newest arrival at the Oregon Zoo as Rose-Tu's week-old calf, an as-yet unnamed girl, met her 4-year-old big brother, Samudra.

Samudra was born at the Oregon Zoo in 2008 to...
Dec 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM PDT
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 5:13 PM PDT
The California elephant rental company that legally owns the baby elephant born last week at the Oregon Zoo has been the focus of abuse allegations by multiple animal rights groups.
Dec 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM PDT
Ninety-nine percent of the time the animals, like Rose-Tu's baby, stay put, according to the Oregon Zoo's deputy director Chris Pfefferkorn.
Dec 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM PDT
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 PDT
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.
Dec 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM PDT
Oregon Zoo elephant keepers are asking the public to pick their favorite of five names for the week-old elephant calf.
Dec 1, 2012 at 6:02 PM PDT
Mama elephant Rose-Tu and her day-old baby calf are both doing well at the Oregon Zoo.
Dec 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM PDT
Two years of waiting is over for Rose-Tu. Now comes another important task: Naming the baby calf.
Nov 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - After a prolonged labor, mama elephant Rose-Tu gave birth to a 300-pound bundle of joy on Friday morning - and it's a girl.

Officials at the Oregon Zoo said the pregnant elephant gave birth early Friday morning after a...
Nov 30, 2012 at 1:18 PM PDT
Coco was around 60 years old and had been at the zoo for the last 50 years. The median life expectancy for a female chimp is 31.7 years.