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

This database list 22 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 SSP id: 743 + Lily
EM F
6captive-born
2012-11-30
2018-11-29 (6 years after arrival)disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)Tusko (Sobik) x Rose-Tu (twin)2012-11-30
2 SSP id: 48 + Packy
EM M
55captive-born
1962-04-14
2017-02-09 (55 years after arrival)euthanised because of tuberculosisThonglaw x Belle1962-04-14
3 SSP id: 270 + Tusko (Sobik)
EM M
44wild
1971
2015-12-22 (10 years after arrival)euthanised foot problems and tuberculosis x 2005-06-20Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
4 SSP id: 71 + Rama
EM M
32captive-born
1983-04-01
2015-03-30 (27 years after arrival)euthanised Packy x Rosy1988-09-21Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5 SSP id: 44 + Pet
EM F
51wild
1955-00-00
2006-08-02 (45 years after arrival)euthanised degenerative arthritis x 1961-10-27Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)1959
6 SSP id: 46 + Hugo
EM M
43wild
1960
2003-01-20 (20 years after arrival)accident digestive x 1983-11-19Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
7 SSP id: 41 + Belle
EM F
45wild
1952
1997-04-22 (36 years after arrival)euthanised musculoskeletal problems; infection x 1961-10-27Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)
8 SSP id: 49 + Me-Tu
EM F
34captive-born
1962-10-02
1996-02-13 (29 years after arrival)euthanised foot ailmentsThonglaw x Rosy1967-02-11Los Angeles Zoo
9 SSP id: 362 + noname (Twin)
EM F
< 1 34captive-born
1994-08-31
1994-08-31 (0 years after arrival)unknown stillborn or dead after birth?Hugo x Me-Tu1994-08-31
10 SSP id: 45 + Tamba
EM F
23wild
1970
1993-04-28 (19 years after arrival)euthanised leg injury x 1974-06-15Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
11 SSP id: 40 + Rosy
EM F
42wild
1951
1993-01-28 (40 years after arrival)euthanised x 1953-09-14
12 SSP id: 328 + none
EM M
< 1 42captive-born
1991-10-06
1991-10-07 (0 years after arrival)euthanised deformedHugo x Pet1991-10-06
13 SSP id: 428 + Suzy (Susie)
EM F
37wild
1951
1988-06-22 (14 years after arrival)unknown x 1974-11-05Ralph Mitchell Zoo
14 SSP id: 43 + Tuy Hoa
EM F
28wild
1955
1983-04-20 (27 years after arrival)unknown arthritis? x 1956-09-17
15 SSP id: 66 + Sumek (Myow)
EM F
< 1 28captive-born
1978-03-15
1978-04-29 (0 years after arrival)unknown Packy x Hanako1978-03-15
16 SSP id: 65 + noname
EM F
< 1 28captive-born
1976-02-17
1976-03-05 (0 years after arrival)unknown Packy x Hanako1976-02-17
17 SSP id: 39 + Thonglaw
EM M
27wild
1947-00-00
1974-11-25 (13 years after arrival)anesthesia died during operation x 1961-10-27Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)
18 SSP id: 62 + noname
EM M
< 1 27captive-born
1973-08-04
1973-08-07 (0 years after arrival)disease white muscle diseaseThonglaw x Hanako1973-08-04
19 SSP id: 56 + stillborn or killed?
EM F
< 1 27captive-born
1970-03-25
1970-03-25 (0 years after arrival)unknown Thonglaw x Tuy Hoa1970-03-25
20 SSP id: 55 + Droopy
EM F
< 1 27captive-born
1968-09-29
1968-10-04 (0 years after arrival)unknown Thonglaw x Effie (Sue)1968-09-29
21+ unknown
EM
27wild
1962-03-00 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1962-02-00Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
22 SSP id: 547 + Buddy
EM M
5wild
1952
1957-03-05 (1 years after arrival)unknown x 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 21 September 2021 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


  • https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacology_molecular_sciences/faculty/bios/haywardg.html'>Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • 2017-03-09 Tusko (Sobik):
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1854">
    Portland Zoo Elephant Tusko to Have Tusks Removed, 2007-02-15

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=2076">Second Surgery at Oregon Zoo Clears Out Tusko's Tusk, 2007-04-01

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/07/zoo-amsterdam-3.html">Buckles Web Log, Zoo Amsterdam #3, 2007-07-22
  • 2017-03-07 Packy:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


  • 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

  • http://www.circushistory.org/Publications/CircusReport05Mar1973.pdf
  • 2012-04-15 Belle:
  • http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120415/NEWS0107/204150382/1002/NEWS01&nav_category=NEWS01


  • http://www.oregonzoo.org/Cards/Elephants/packy.htm">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:
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/03/to-cindy-potter.html">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

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

  • http://www.oregonzoo.org/Cards/Elephants/presskit/Rose-Tu_Bio3.htm">"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:
  • http://www.oregonzoo.org/Cards/Elephants/packy.htm">Oregon Zoo about Packy


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