Oregon Zoo’s beloved Packy turned 49 today!! Packy made headlines on his birth by becoming the first elephant born in this part of the world in 44 years! Visitors flooded the zoo and the gifts poured in over this “little” miracle. Packy was even featured in Life magazine to celebrate his arrival. He was one of the biggest announcements in the world at the time.
The Oregon Zoo will hold a celebration Saturday, April 16 that they are calling “Elephantastic“. They are encouraging visitors to stop by from 11-4 for games, crafts, elephant ears and more. The event is free with zoo admission and birthday cake will be provided for free at noon. There will be a chance for kids to enter a drawing to help deliver Packy’s cake.
This should be a lot of fun for young and old alike. It isnt everyday that we get to celebrate a local celebrities birthday with so many fun festivities. Saturday is supposed to be sunny in Portland, if our local news is correct, so it will be perfect for the celebration. While youre there dont forget to say HI to Packy’s kids, Rama and “Shine”, who also live at the Oregon Zoo. If it is sunny Saturday the elephants should be out and in great spirits!!