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Zoo Lights is time for Packy Lights! Join us as we once again this year bring our message to Free Packy to the thousands of people who go to Zoo Lights. We have song books to share with you so join us in heralding zoo visitors with special holiday songs for Packy and the elephants. We will also have flyers to share with the public, so join us for some merriment with a message. We strongly suggest you take the MAX, as the parking lots will be full–though there is a shuttle lot, so if you need to drive, you can park there and get a ride up to the zoo. Saturday, December 17 Oregon Zoo 5 to 7pm Join ...

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JOIN US TO MOURN PACKY’S 4TH YEAR WITH TB Saturday, October 29 12 to 2pm Oregon Zoo Packy was recently diagnosed again with an active form of TB, so he will be continuing with his TB meds which have already caused him to be so sick he lost over a thousand pounds and had to be taken off the drugs at least twice. Packy was first diagnosed in July of 2013 so he is entering his 4th year with TB, a disease that only elephants in captivity get. Rama and Tusko both had TB and are now dead. Packy has been exploited his entire 54 years as the poster boy for the zoo’s breeding program. But Packy is an example ...

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Every Friday in September, pair wine with tasty treats and help FOZE! Pairings, “the weirdest wine bar in Portland” is donating 5% of every purchase made on Fridays in September to Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE). Their donation will help us further our mission to retire Packy, the zoo’s senior elephant, to a wildlife sanctuary. Please stop by Pairings on any Friday from 12 to 10pm and experience what Pairings does best: pairing wonderful wine with just about anything you can imagine…or have yet to imagine. This cute, quirky wine bar is located at the corner of NE 24 and Glisan. You can also join us at Pairings for special activities and raffles Fridays September 9th, 16th and 23rd ...

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Help us buy a jeep for the Global Sanctuary in Brazil! Update: We did it! standard

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you we met our goal of raising $8,000 to purchase an ATV for the Global Sanctuary for Elephants!  Friends of Ruth and Emily joined our team to help us raise these funds. ***MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!!*** Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants is excited to unite with our colleagues at Friends of Lucy (FoL) and Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants (FWPZE) to raise funds towards the purchase of a much needed four-wheeler for Global Sanctuary for Elephants! GSE is creating the new 2,800-acre Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (ESB) and will soon welcome their first two rescued elephants, Maia and Guida! Five countries in South America have declared the use of elephants in circuses illegal. Brazil will enact similar ...

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Chendra 1 Chendra was seen during the July 2nd Zoo concert exhibiting her usual stereotypical circling. It doesn’t seem like the new exhibit has made much of a difference for Chendra. She was imported from Malyasia in 1999 and has been diagnosed with severe steretotypical behavior and she developed severe foot disease within months of coming to the zoo. Also see new video of Rose-Tu, Lily and Samudra. Zoo concerts are very disruptive to the elephants, as they have extremely sensitive hearing and can in fact hear for a distance of 2 miles. Their enclosure is adjacent to the concert stage at the zoo so they are assaulted with loud music and crowd noises throughout the summer concert season. Chendra ...

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