Me-Tu at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Me-Tu at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Me-Tu and her baby in Los Angeles Zoo, 1975
† Me-Tu
ID Number:   SSP Number: 49 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Dead date: 1996-02-13
Death reason: euthanised: foot ailments
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivedPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1967-02-11
from Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo 1974-10-28
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1962-10-02
from
Born:1962-10-02 captive-born in
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Parents: Thonglaw x Rosy
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1973-01-09 -- † 1976 Stretch (Tuskanini), SSP nr: 60
  2. (M) 1975-05-10 -- † 1975-12-02 noname, SSP nr: 64
  3. (M) 1978-05-19 -- † 2016-01-17 Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C), SSP nr: 67
  4. (M) 1987-05-24 Prince (Chang Dee), SSP nr: 72
  5. (F) 1994-08-31 -- † 1994-08-31 noname (Twin), SSP nr: 362
  6. (F) 1994-08-31 Rose-Tu (twin), SSP nr: 361
Siblings through the father Thonglaw:
  1. 1962-04-14 -- † 2017-02-09 (M) Packy
  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)
Siblings through the mother Rosy:
  1. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  2. 1970-04-26 -- † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  3. 1973-10-31 -- † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)
  4. 1979-10-05 -- † 1993-02-01 (M) Thongtrii
  5. 1983-04-01 -- † 2015-03-30 (M) Rama
Me-Tus pedigree:
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Document updated2009-10-07: Previous locations, Text
Me-Tu was the second elephant born at Washington Park Zoo, several months after Packy, the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in more than 40 years.

At the time of her death in 1996, 33 year old Me-Tu had given birth to six calves including seventeen month old Rose-Tu. She spent her entire life at the zoo where she was born, sans a sixteen month breeding loan to the Los Angeles Zoo with half-sister Hanako. Both elephants had been bred by their half-brother Packy (all three elephants sired by Thonglaw). Two months before their return, Me-Tu gave birth. One month after their return, Hanako gave birth to a calf as well.

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