Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Packy at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)


 ☨ ♂ Packy  

Identification

SSP nr48

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 55 years old
Status:sick
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight: 6100.00 kg, 13420.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1962-04-14 captive-born
Birth place: in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Parents: Thonglaw x ♀ Belle
Death
Dead: 2017-02-09
Death reason: euthanised: because of Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Offspring
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 1975-05-10
(dead † 1975-12-02)
noname SSP id: 64

2. Born 1976-02-17
(dead † 1976-03-05)
noname SSP id: 65

3. Born 1978-03-15
(dead † 1978-04-29)
Sumek (Myow) SSP id: 66

4. Born 1978-05-19
(dead † 2016-01-17)
Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C) SSP id: 67

5. Born 1979-10-05
(dead † 1993-02-01)
Thongtrii SSP id: 68

6. Born 1982-12-26 Sung-Surin (Shine) SSP id: 70

7. Born 1983-04-01
(dead † 2015-03-30)
Rama SSP id: 71
Locations
Present / last location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1962-04-14Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Document updated2009-01-23: Management
2009-04-22: Text
2010-11-12: weight and height
2011-03-27: book
2016-01-10: TB
2017-02-10: dead
2017-03-05: news links
2017-03-07: Buckles blog
Relevant literature
Description

† Packy is a dead sick Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States, from euthanised 2017-02-09. Official death reason described as because of Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 7 babies

  1. (M) 1975-05-10 -- † 1975-12-02 noname SSP id: 64
  2. (F) 1976-02-17 -- † 1976-03-05 noname SSP id: 65
  3. (F) 1978-03-15 -- † 1978-04-29 Sumek (Myow) SSP id: 66
  4. (M) 1978-05-19 -- † 2016-01-17 Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C) SSP id: 67
  5. (M) 1979-10-05 -- † 1993-02-01 Thongtrii SSP id: 68
  6. (F) 1982-12-26 Sung-Surin (Shine) SSP id: 70
  7. (M) 1983-04-01 -- † 2015-03-30 Rama SSP id: 71

Origin


Packy was born captive-born 1962-04-14 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Packy are: ♂ Thonglaw (father) and ♀ Belle (mother).


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 -- † 2020-02-15 (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)

Pedigree


Packys ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Packy

Sire:
Thonglaw

Born: 1947-00-00
Dead:

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Belle

Born: 1952
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Comments / pictures

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.

2017-02-09: Dead.
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.



Packy on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Packy is mentioned on elephant-news.com

Packy is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2005-06-17Packy proud to be oregon zoo's 2005 father of the year - Elephant News
2009-04-18Thousands turn out for packy's 47th birthday at the zoo - Elephant News
2013-08-16Medicating two oregon zoo elephants for tuberculosis challenges veterinarian and keepers - Elephant News
2013-12-16Lily tomlin vs. oregon zoo: poll respondents lean toward keeping elephants in portland - Elephant News
2015-04-15Oregon’s beloved elephant packy turns 53. packy is the oldest male of his species in north america - Elephant News
2016-01-10Oregon zoo staff infected by tuberculosis after exposure to infected elephants - Elephant News
2016-12-15Packy keeps going as he battles tuberculosis - Elephant News
2017-02-10Beloved oregon zoo elephant packy dies after tb battle - Elephant News

Packy on Buckles BlogBlog articles where Packy is mentioned on http://bucklesw.blogspot.se
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Buckles Blog: Morgan Berry #2




Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Packy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=451. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Links

Internal relevant links

Packy mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

2005-06-17Packy proud to be oregon zoo's 2005 father of the year - Elephant News
2009-04-18Thousands turn out for packy's 47th birthday at the zoo - Elephant News
2013-08-16Medicating two oregon zoo elephants for tuberculosis challenges veterinarian and keepers - Elephant News
2013-12-16Lily tomlin vs. oregon zoo: poll respondents lean toward keeping elephants in portland - Elephant News
2015-04-15Oregon’s beloved elephant packy turns 53. packy is the oldest male of his species in north america - Elephant News
2016-01-10Oregon zoo staff infected by tuberculosis after exposure to infected elephants - Elephant News
2016-12-15Packy keeps going as he battles tuberculosis - Elephant News
2017-02-10Beloved oregon zoo elephant packy dies after tb battle - Elephant News

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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