PORTLAND ELEPHANT IS 51 TODAY!

Oregonian15April1962
April 15, 1962

A Oregon Zoo post card from 1962 (then the Portland Zoological Gardens) celebrating the birth of asian elephant Packy.
Mother Belle with baby Packy

Packy 2011

Portland’s Asian elephant  Packy is the first elephant to be born in the
Western Hemisphere and is the tallest and oldest male in the U.S. His
mother, Belle, came from Thailand and died, April 22, 1997 and his
father was Thonglaw, he was born in Cambodia and died November
25, 1974.

 

packy-birthday-party
Packy’s first birthday party

posted by Bob Karm in Animals,ANNIVERSARY,BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,THEN AND NOW,Zoo and have Comment (1)

One Response to “PORTLAND ELEPHANT IS 51 TODAY!”

  1. vikash kumar sonu says:

    Live as much happiness as you can, walk as much that this world becomes yours, laugh as much as your laughter become blessing for world, have as much fun as every wind, sun rays, moon lights, star shin become your die hard fan and friend brother…………….keep shining….god bless you

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