The zoo's move to the new, much larger site was made in stages, over more than a year, with the first animals being moved in spring 1958 and limited public access being opened in June 1958, one day after the first section of the Zoo Railway opened.
However, the new railway operated six days a week until mid-September.
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When caring for the animals became too large a responsibility he sought to sell them to the city of Portland.Instead of buying the animals, the city offered to give Knight two circus cages and allowed him to place the caged bears on the grounds of City Park (now called Washington Park).This makes Samudra the first third generation captive born elephant in North America.In 2003, the zoo began participation in a California condor recovery program started by San Diego Wild Animal Park and Los Angeles Zoo.From a small business lunch with our Boxed Lunches, a wonderful dinner party, or that one-of-a-kind wedding reception with personal and professional catering services....will truly create a memorable, stress free event for you!
Call Reese Covington, Event Catering Coordinator at 256.505.4699 and we will be happy to assist you with your event! Meanwhile, the old zoo remained in operation, but in May 1959 was restricted to pedestrian access only, closed to automobile access, for its last months of operation.The zoo became popular locally in 1953, when Rosy the Asian elephant was acquired.A total of 28 more calves have been born at the Oregon Zoo, including seven sired by Packy (two of which, Shine and Rama, until his death in 2015, still lived with him), making it the most successful zoo elephant breeding program in the world.On August 23, 2008, Rose-Tu, the granddaughter of the zoo's first elephant Rosy, gave birth to a son named Samudra.A member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, it has species survival plans for twenty-one endangered/threatened species, among which are successful breeding programs for endangered California condors, Asian elephants, and in recent times, African lions too. During the summer it is host to a concert series, and in the winter produces Zoo Lights, a holiday light show.