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Formerly the "Washington Park Zoo," Oregon Zoo began its history in the back of a pharmacy in 1887. Since that time, it has become widely-recognized as having the most successful breeding herd of Asian elephants of any zoo in the world. While you're there, don't forget to visit one of the zoo's favorite residents, Packy. In 1962, his birth represented the first elephant born in the western hemisphere in more than 40 years. Help celebrate Packy's 40th birthday on April 13, 2002!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|