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Jan 23, 2009 at 1:08 PM PDT
The "little guy" now weighs in at around 770 pounds, nearly 500 pounds more than his birth weight.  And it appears he's into sports. "He loves playing with a blue ball, knocking it around with his trunk soccer-style," said Bob Lee, senior elephant keeper at the zoo.
Sep 12, 2008 at 1:09 PM PDT
"We received more than 17,000 votes," the zoo's deputy director said. In the end, the name Samudra, Hindi for "lord of the ocean," got the most votes. The playful calf is fond of water and is now close to its mother after a rough start.
Aug 28, 2008 at 6:41 PM PDT
"We're making adjustments to the indoor viewing gallery to help accommodate the calf," said Bob Lee, senior elephant keeper. "We're also making plans to modify the outdoor yards to make them safer."  Lee added that it may be a while before the calf goes outdoors.
Aug 23, 2008 at 4:21 PM PDT
The first-time mother seemed confused during the birth and showed aggression to the calf. Veterinarians and keeper staff quickly intervened, but reintroduction efforts are now underway.
Aug 22, 2008 at 7:05 PM PDT
"The birth of a new baby is the most enriching thing that can happen in an elephant herd," said Mike Keele, the zoo's deputy director, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan coordinator for Asian elephants.
Oct 1, 2007 at 2:04 PM PDT
"We were confident that when we introduced Tusko to the girls, sparks would fly," said zoo Deputy Director Mike Keele. "From what we saw that day, Tusko was a true gentleman, a real 'lady's elephant' -- a true Casanova."
Feb 17, 2007 at 4:59 PM PDT
Tusko the elephant spent more than five hours in surgery on Saturday to remove a chronically infected tusk. Nearly all of Tusko's broken left tusk was removed and additional surgery will be done later to remove the final small pieces.
Feb 13, 2007 at 7:29 PM PDT
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.