Packy at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

† Packy
ID Number:   SSP Number: 48 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 55 years
Status:sick
Dead date: 2017-02-09
Death reason: euthanised: because of Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivedPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1962-04-14
Born:1962-04-14 captive-born in
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Body height (m and feet): 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight (kgs and pounds): 6100.00 kg, 13420.00 lbs
Parents: Thonglaw x Belle
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 7 babies

  1. (M) 1975-05-10 -- † 1975-12-02 noname, SSP nr: 64
  2. (F) 1976-02-17 -- † 1976-03-05 noname, SSP nr: 65
  3. (F) 1978-03-15 -- † 1978-04-29 Sumek (Myow), SSP nr: 66
  4. (M) 1978-05-19 -- † 2016-01-17 Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C), SSP nr: 67
  5. (M) 1979-10-05 -- † 1993-02-01 Thongtrii, SSP nr: 68
  6. (F) 1982-12-26 Sung-Surin (Shine), SSP nr: 70
  7. (M) 1983-04-01 -- † 2015-03-30 Rama, SSP nr: 71
Siblings through the father Thonglaw:
  1. 1962-10-02 -- † 1996-02-13 (F) Me-Tu
  2. 1963-09-15 -- † 1977 (M) Dino
  3. 1963-09-24(F) Hanako
  4. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  5. 1966-08-09 -- † 1978-05-05 (M) Teak (Rajah)
  6. 1968-09-29 -- † 1968-10-04 (F) Droopy
  7. 1970-03-25 -- † 1970-03-25 (F) stillborn or killed?
  8. 1970-04-26 -- † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  9. 1970-05-13(F) Judy
  10. 1972-07-19 -- † 1983 (M) McClane (Gabriel)
  11. 1973-01-09 -- † 1976 (M) Stretch (Tuskanini)
  12. 1973-06-17 -- † 1995-08-28 (M) Stoney
  13. 1973-08-04 -- † 1973-08-07 (M) noname
  14. 1973-10-31 -- † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)
Packy´s pedigree:
P I II III

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Packy was bred at Morgan Berry.

Packy put Portland on the map in 1962 when he made international news for being the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in over 44 years.

Two of his offspring, Rama and Sung-Surin, still live with him at the zoo.




Elephant News: PACKY PROUD TO BE OREGON ZOO'S 2005 FATHER OF THE YEAR

2013: infected with tuberculosis.

2017-02-09: Packy, who made headlines during the Kennedy era as the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today. At nearly 55, he was the oldest male of his species in North America.

Records about Packy was updated
2009-01-23: Management
2009-04-22:�Text
2010-11-12:�weight and height
2011-03-27:�book
2016-01-10: TB
2017-02-10: dead

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