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Hundreds celebrate life of beloved Oregon Zoo elephant Packy

Hundreds gathered at the Oregon Zoo Saturday morning to remember the life of beloved elephant Packy.

The celebration of life was held at the Zoo's North Meadow Terrace. Zoo workers and fans reminisced about the famous elephant with songs and original pieces performed by local musicians.

PHOTOS: Packy through the years

The 54-year-old Asian elephant was euthanized on February 9 after a long battle with Tuberculosis.

Packy was born at the zoo in 1962, making international headlines by becoming the first elephant born in captivity in North America in more than 40 years.

At the time of his death, Packy — who got his name from a radio contest — was the oldest male of his species in North America.

Watch Saturday's celebration below:


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