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  1. Posted April 9, 2012   ♥ 1 note

    50 years ago on April 14, Packy arrived in a big way…not only at 225 pounds, but heralded near and far as the first elephant born in North America in 44 years. At Portland’s zoo, crowds swelled. The birth ignited an elephant-breeding frenzy across the continent, with Portland at the center of all the excitement. Today, in more enlightened, less innocent times, zoo elephants are the center of attention again, now with rights activists pushing zoos to retire their elephants to sanctuaries - and zoos resisting every step of the way. Photo by Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian

    1. lanallure reblogged this from oregonianphoto and added:
      Happy 50th birthday to Packy at the Oregon Zoo!
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