|ID nr:||SSP Number: 48 -|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 55 years old|
|Body height:||3.20 meter, 10.5 feet|
|Body weight:||6100.00 kg, 13420.00 lbs|
|Dead date:||† 2017-02-09|
|Death reason:||euthanised: because of Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)|
|Location:||Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)|
|Arrival||Portland 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
|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.
Reference listKoehl, 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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