Deceased elephants at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States


This database list 22 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Lily SSP id: 743 6Born: captive-born 2012-11-30Tusko x Rose-Tu (twin) Dead:2018-11-29 (6 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)2012-11-30
2+ ♂ EM Packy SSP id: 48 55Born: captive-born 1962-04-14Thonglaw x Belle Dead:2017-02-09 (55 years after arrival), euthanised because of tuberculosis1962-04-14
3+ ♂ EM Tusko SSP id: 270 44Born: wild 1971 x Dead:2015-12-22 (10 years after arrival), euthanised foot problems and tuberculosis2005-06-20 Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
4+ ♂ EM Rama SSP id: 71 32Born: captive-born 1983-04-01Packy x Rosy Dead:2015-03-30 (27 years after arrival), euthanised 1988-09-21 Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5+ ♀ EM Pet SSP id: 44 51Born: wild 1955-00-00 x Dead:2006-08-02 (45 years after arrival), euthanised degenerative arthritis1961-10-27 Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)1959
6+ ♂ EM Hugo SSP id: 46 43Born: wild 1960 x Dead:2003-01-20 (20 years after arrival), accident digestive1983-11-19 Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
7+ ♀ EM Belle SSP id: 41 45Born: wild 1952 x Dead:1997-04-22 (36 years after arrival), euthanised musculoskeletal problems; infection1961-10-27 Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)1952?
8+ ♀ EM Me-Tu SSP id: 49 34Born: captive-born 1962-10-02Thonglaw x Rosy Dead:1996-02-13 (29 years after arrival), euthanised foot ailments1967-02-11 Los Angeles Zoo
9+ ♀ EM noname (Twin) SSP id: 362 < 1 34Born: captive-born 1994-08-31Hugo x Me-Tu Dead:1994-08-31, unknown stillborn or dead after birth?1994-08-31
10+ ♀ EM Tamba SSP id: 45 23Born: wild 1970 x Dead:1993-04-28 (19 years after arrival), euthanised leg injury1974-06-15 Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
11+ ♀ EM Rosy SSP id: 40 42Born: wild 1951 x Dead:1993-01-28 (40 years after arrival), euthanised 1953-09-14
12+ ♂ EM none SSP id: 328 < 1 42Born: captive-born 1991-10-06Hugo x Pet Dead:1991-10-07, euthanised deformed1991-10-06
13+ ♀ EM Suzy (Susie) SSP id: 428 37Born: wild 1951 x Dead:1988-06-22 (14 years after arrival), unknown 1974-11-05 Ralph Mitchell Zoo
14+ ♀ EM Tuy Hoa SSP id: 43 28Born: wild 1955 x Dead:1983-04-20 (27 years after arrival), unknown arthritis?1956-09-17
15+ ♀ EM Sumek (Myow) SSP id: 66 < 1 28Born: captive-born 1978-03-15Packy x Hanako Dead:1978-04-29, unknown 1978-03-15
16+ ♀ EM noname SSP id: 65 < 1 28Born: captive-born 1976-02-17Packy x Hanako Dead:1976-03-05, unknown 1976-02-17
17+ ♂ EM Thonglaw SSP id: 39 27Born: wild 1947-00-00 x Dead:1974-11-25 (13 years after arrival), anesthesia died during operation1961-10-27 Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)
18+ ♂ EM noname SSP id: 62 < 1 27Born: captive-born 1973-08-04Thonglaw x Hanako Dead:1973-08-07, disease white muscle disease1973-08-04
19+ ♀ EM stillborn or killed? SSP id: 56 < 1 27Born: captive-born 1970-03-25Thonglaw x Tuy Hoa Dead:1970-03-25, unknown 1970-03-25
20+ ♀ EM Droopy SSP id: 55 < 1 27Born: captive-born 1968-09-29Thonglaw x Effie (Sue) Dead:1968-10-04, unknown 1968-09-29
21+ ⚪ EM unknown 27Born: wild x Dead:1962-03-00, unknown 1962-02-00 Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
22+ ♂ EM Buddy SSP id: 547 5Born: wild 1952 x Dead:1957-03-05, unknown 1956-05-06

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 19 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=187 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2018-12-07 Lily:• Josh Gillis
•  https://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2018/11/zoo-heartbroken-6-year-old-lily-succumbs-virus
•  Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
2017-03-09 Tusko:•  Portland Zoo Elephant Tusko to Have Tusks Removed, 2007-02-15
•  Second Surgery at Oregon Zoo Clears Out Tusko's Tusk, 2007-04-01
•  Buckles Web Log, Zoo Amsterdam #3, 2007-07-22
•  https://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/07/from-gary-hill.html
2017-03-07 Packy:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  http://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2017/02/zoo-mourns-asian-elephant-packy-oldest-male-his-species
2015-12-30 Rama:• http://newsmaine.net/22885-oregon-zoo-euthanizes-31-year-old-elephant
•  http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/153777-zoo-elephant-tests-positive-for-tb
2014-05-11 unknown:• Los Angeles Times 03/02/1962
2012-06-07 Suzy (Susie):• "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
•  https://classic.circushistory.org/Publications/CircusReport05Mar1973.pdf
2012-04-15 Belle:• https://tdn.com/news/local/through-famed-trainer-packy-had-a-link-to-cowlitz-county/article_0c8e95d4-47da-51b9-a12a-e2d61e785565.html
•  http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120415/NEWS0107/204150382/1002/NEWS01&nav_category=NEWS01
•  Oregon Zoo about Packy
•  "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2012-02-28 Hugo:• Buckles Weblog
2010-12-31 Tamba:• "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2010-12-31 Rosy:• "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2010-12-31 none:• "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2009-10-07 Me-Tu:• Ryan Easley, USA
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  "Rose Tu: Her Lineage," OregonZoo.org
2008-10-23 noname:• Ryan Easley
2008-10-23 Sumek (Myow):• Ryan Easley
2007-04-18 Tuy Hoa:• Richard Chiger
2007-04-18 noname (Twin):• Richard Chiger
2007-03-10 Thonglaw:• Oregon Zoo about Packy


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