Packy an Asian elephant at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

☨ Packy
ID nr:   SSP Number: 48 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 55 years old
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight: 6100.00 kg, 13420.00 lbs
Status:sick
Dead date: 2017-02-09
Death reason: euthanised: because of Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivalPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1962-04-14
Born:* 1962-04-14 captive-born
in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
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 -- † 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)
Packys pedigree:
P I II III

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Belle

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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
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
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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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Packy, an Asian at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=451. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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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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