Packy is an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, famous for being the
first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in almost 45 years. Currently, he is
the tallest and oldest, male Asian elephant in the United States, and perhaps one
of the tallest worldwide. Packy’s mother, Belle, came from Thailand and died on
April 22, 1997 and his father, Thonglaw, was born in Cambodia and died on
November 25, 1974. He sired 14 calves besides Packy.