HAPPY BIRTHDAY PACKY, 49 TODAY

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Packy, born April 14, 1962

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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‚Äôs 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. 

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Elongated Packy penny

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