† Me-Tu is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States, of euthanised in 1996-02-13. Official death reason described as foot ailments. (see detailed list).
Me-Tu was born captive-born 1962-10-02 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).
Parents of Me-Tu are: ♂ Thonglaw (father) and ♀ Rosy (mother).
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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