Packy at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
|† Packy||ID Number:||SSP Number: 48 -|
|Sex and age:||Male 55 years|
|Dead date:||† 2017-02-09|
|Death reason:||euthanised: because of Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)|
|Location:||Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)|
|Arrived||Portland 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
|Siblings through the father Thonglaw:|
|Document updated||2009-01-23: Management|
2010-11-12: weight and height
2017-03-05: news links
2017-03-07: Buckles blog
|1960: Packy was bred at Morgan Berry.|
1962: 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.
2013: infected with tuberculosis.
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.
Two of his offspring, Rama and Sung-Surin, still lived with him at the zoo, by his death.
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