Packy’s 50th birthday party April 14Posted April 9th, 2012
The Oregon Zoo‘s Packy the elephant is turning 50 years old this Saturday, April 14, and the zoo is celebrating its beloved elephant with a birthday bash featuring music, games, and cake. The party is free with zoo admission and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors born on the same date as the elephant (April 14, 1962) will receive free admission for themselves and a guest this Saturday. People turning 50 this year will receive 50 percent off admission for themselves and a guest, as will people born on April 14 of any year. Proof of birth date (government-issued ID) is required. At 2 p.m., Packy will be knighted by the Royal Rosarians and then chow down on his enormous birthday cake. Humans can enjoy cake at noon. A full party schedule is available here, along with information about Packy’s history, the zoo’s elephant herd, 50 ways to celebrate Packy’s 50th, and Packy-themed activities taking place across the city. The zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily and is located just off Highway 26. For more details, visit www.oregonzoo.org.