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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 5:27 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 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 8:21 AM PDT
“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 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM PDT
Veterinarians at the Oregon Zoo are making the final preparations for the arrival of the newest baby elephant - and that includes giving the expectant mother a little privacy.
Nov 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM PDT
It's officially elephant baby watch time and as we wait for the big event, let's have a little fun by stepping back in time - all the way back to April 14, 1962.
Jul 16, 2012 at 5:14 PM PDT

Rose-Tu and Samudra had a whole lot of fun splashing around in the water on Monday. The zoo sent us this adorable video of the pair. 'It's like Jamison Fountain for elephants!' the zoo's Media & Public Relations Officer, Hova Najarian, said in an email.
Oct 20, 2011 at 10:28 PM PDT
One of the Oregon Zoo's favorite animals, Samudra the elephant won't be the baby of his family much longer. His mother, Rose-Tu, is pregnant for the second time.
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 31, 2008 at 1:17 PM PDT
People stood in line for hours Saturday to get their turn to see the Oregon Zoo's newest Asian elephant. Once they entered the viewing area, they spoke in whispers and snapped lots of photos.
Aug 27, 2008 at 7:04 PM PDT
"We expected roaring and trumpeting, which we haven't heard," said Mike Keele, the zoo's deputy director and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' species survival plan coordinator for Asian elephants. "The initial introductions were fairly quiet and calm."
Aug 26, 2008 at 3:27 PM PDT
Keepers from the Oregon Zoo removed the last of the 14-year-old elephant's leg restraints Tuesday and unharnessed her newborn calf, allowing them the chance to nurse and roam unrestricted.
Aug 25, 2008 at 1:29 PM PDT
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.