OREGON ZOO ELEPHANT PROGRAM ENJOYS BANNER YEAR. Baby Samudra, funding to expand exhibit highlight 2008 for storied program

Chendra, the smallest adult elephant at the Oregon Zoo, stops by Steller Cove sea lion exhibit during one of her morning exercise walks.
Chendra, the smallest adult elephant at the Oregon Zoo, stops by Steller Cove sea lion exhibit during one of her morning exercise walks.

2009-01-08 - Portland, United States , Oregon Zoo Press release

The Oregon Zoo's elephant program enjoyed a remarkable year in 2008, with Rose-Tu successfully giving birth to Samudra and local voters passing a $125 million zoo bond measure, of which $30 million will go toward expanding the current elephant exhibit and funding an off-site reserve. Rose-Tu stayed physically fit during 2008 through brisk walks and daily workouts with her trainers. The zoo's comprehensive exercise program helped prepare Rose-Tu for the difficulty of labor, and on Aug. 23 she gav...

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