I got the heartbreaking news this morning from e-mails, social media, text messages, you name it.
Packy was humanely euthanized this morning. This isn't an easy job for anyone, especially when it's for an animal that's been part of your life for so very long.
There, really are no words to describe the heartache that everyone is feeling right now, especially his keepers, the vet staff and volunteers who have worked in the elephant barn. All of my best wishes are with the Oregon Zoo family right now. I really hope they can find peace, and that, well, for a lack of a better word 'those' people will leave them alone. It's a mourning process, and Packy has left a 7ton hole in everyone's hearts.