Packy (elephant)

Elephant bull in Oregon zoo, infected with tuberculosis

Packy (April 14, 1962 – February 9, 2017) was an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon, United States. He was famous for having been the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years.[1]

Packy in 2006

Packy was euthanized after suffering from tuberculosis at the Oregon Zoo on February 9, 2017, at the age of 54.[2]


  1. "World-famous elephant Packy hits the big five-oh". Oregon Zoo. March 29, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  2. "Packy, the much-loved Oregon Zoo elephant, dies at 54". Oregon Live. February 9, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017.