“Rally in Memory of PACKY” at the Oregon Zoo Saturday 15 April 2017
Protests: will continue… to Free Oregon Zoo Elephants ,
Death: by euthanasia on 9 February 2017, TB related.
Packy Should Not Have Been Put Down: Opinions differ but “An Oregon Zoo Elephant Keeper Begged Metro Council Not to Euthanize Packy Days Before His Death”
Burial/Elephant Graveyard: Packy is buried “in rural Clackamas County near the graves of three other zoo elephants“. The land is “Metro-owned property in a peaceful, wooded area that is not open to the public.”
Knighthood: “On his 50th birthday on 14 April 2012, Packy was knighted by Portland’s Royal Rosarians making him ‘ Sir Knight Packy ‘ at the time of his death.” This same group hosted Packy’s Memorial Service at the “Elephant Lands exhibit” on the grounds of the Oregon Zoo on Saturday 18 February 2017.
Claim to Fame: At the time of his birth on 14 April 1962 Packy became “the first captive elephant born in an American Zoo in 44 years”. Visit packyandme.com and click on the ABOUT tab. A LIFE MAGAZINE feature spread (11 pages) also helped to announce this sweet elephant’s birth. At his death Packy was the “oldest male Asian elephant in North America“.
Packy Family Tree: Packy the elephant’s parents were Sire: Thonglaw and Dame: Belle. Packy sired 7 calves . Shine is the only calf of Packy’s that still survives. She was born to Packy and Pet on 26 December 1982 at The Oregon Zoo and currently resides there.
Packy in Print: BOOK: Packy and Me :The Incredible Tale of Doc Maberry and the Baby Elephant Who Made History by Matthew Mayberry and Patricia
Voodoo Doughnut: Only in Portland. A tribute to our beloved elephant on Twitter “Rest in Peace Dear Packy”
“Packy Timeline:”A Look at the Oregon Zoo Elephant’s Long, Illustrious Life”
Articles & PHOTOS can be found through these resources:
“Packy, Oregon’s Beloved Elephant, Dies at 54” at The Daily Mail
“Packy, the Much-Loved Oregon Zoo Elephant, Dies at 54” at The Oregonian
“Packy, Oregon Zoo’s Beloved Elephant, Euthanized After TB Diagnosis” at The Seattle Times
“Zoo Plans 3-D Image to Honor Packy at Elephant Lands Exhibit” at The Portland Tribune (How sad they could not be using that $$$ money to have saved, & retired our Packy to PAWS sanctuary, instead.)
Packy (elephant) Wiki
Packy the Elephant (1962-2017) on The Oregon Encyclopedia
Listing on Elephant.SE Database: “Packy at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)”
The Oregon Zoo:
Oregon Zoo Facebook search Packy
“Zoo Mourns Asian Elephant Packy, Oldest Male of His Species” at Oregon Zoo website
REMEMBERING PACKY VIDEOS:
MUST SEE: Watch historic video interview with Matthew Mayberry, the veterinarian who delivered Packy as he reminisces on KGW8 tv “Vet Who Delivered Packy Has Died Age 94”
“RIP Dear Packy Remembering You” YouTube video with music: beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow_What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
“Beloved Oregon Zoo Elephant Packy Dies After TB Battle” watch an ABC10 extended historic video of Packy’s birth.
Oregon Zoo video “Packy’s Birth 1962”
“Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye to Packy” Oregon Zoo video
“Oregon Zoo’s Famous Elephant Packy Dies at 54” KOIN6 video
“Remembering and Protesting Packy” KOIN6 video
“Packy the Oregon Zoo Elephant Dies at 54 (historical footage) ” The Oregonian video
Related Packy Videos:
“Packy Moves into New Indoor Space at Elephant Lands” Oregon Zoo video
“After Years Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands Opens” KOIN6 video
“Packy’s 54th Birthday” sadly, his last birthday Oregon Zoo video
** RE: the Category AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity. While there are some Zoos & others that demonstrate exemplary methods of elephant care, unfortunately, they do not represent the “lion’s share”.