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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....
Nov 27, 2012 at 5:49 PM PDT

Updates from the Oregon Zoo - Twitter | Facebook | Baby Blog

PORTLAND, Ore. - 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...
Nov 26, 2012 at 6:31 PM PDT

Updates from the Oregon Zoo - Twitter | Facebook | Baby Blog

PORTLAND, Ore. - Signs indicate that Rose-Tu, the pregnant pachyderm at the Oregon Zoo, is about to go into labor.

On Monday, zoo officials said her progesterone...
Nov 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM PDT

Get updates from the Oregon Zoo - Twitter | Facebook | Baby Blog

PORTLAND, Ore. - It won't be long before we have a new addition to the elephant herd at the Oregon Zoo.

Rose-Tu is about to give birth to her second calf and we...
Nov 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM PDT

KATU stopped by the zoo this week - check out our photos from behind the scenes!

PORTLAND, Ore. - There's a new baby elephant on the way at the Oregon Zoo and the excitement is building now that Rose-Tu, the mama, is in the final...
Nov 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Zoo's elephant mama is about to give birth to her second baby.

Zoo veterinarians are keeping a close eye on Rose-Tu as she comes into the final stretch of her pregnancy. This will be her second birth at the...
Oct 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM PDT

From the Oregon Zoo:
Visitors can see some of the world’s largest land animals demolish some of the area’s largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, during the Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash.
“Our elephant herd will...
Oct 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM PDT

From the Oregon Zoo:
She’s about 84 weeks pregnant, but Rose-Tu is still hitting the gym as hard as ever. Her daily workout routine includes wall climb, leg kicks, abdominal lifts, sand plows and, of course, plenty of...
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.
Jun 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. ­­–– Let the countdown begin. Asian elephant Rose-Tu has reached the last stage of her pregnancy, according to Oregon Zoo animal-care staff, leaving behind what in human terms would be considered the “golden” second trimester and...
Jun 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Zoo has named Tusko the Asian elephant its 2012 Father of the Year.

As his offspring, Samudra, grows up and begins to wean, Tusko has been taking on the fatherly responsibility of showing him the ropes of...
May 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - Summer construction season is about to begin here in Portland and there is a long list of projects that crews will be working on throughout the city.

"I know that motorists aren't happy to see us," said Sabine...
Apr 23, 2012 at 2:32 PM PDT

From the Oregon Zoo:
A day at the zoo teaches us many things about how primates interact, eat and communicate with one another — especially when those primates are our very own family members. On May 13, human moms, their mates and their...
Dec 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM PDT

From the Oregon Zoo:
The Oregon Zoo will ring out 2011 in record fashion this weekend with the final nights of its best-attended ZooLights ever –– and then ring in 2012 with a celebratory day of free admission on Monday, Jan....
Oct 20, 2011 at 8:28 AM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - Rose Tu is pregnant with baby elephant No. 2.
That's the word from the Oregon zoo, which issued a press release Thursday saying the popular pachyderm is expecting another baby and should give birth next fall or...