Packy moves into new Elephant Lands

Packy, 53, was lured by 400 pounds of carrots and a ton of sweet potatoes

Packy moves into the new Elephant Lands at the Oregon Zoo, May 27, 2015 (Oregon Zoo)
Packy moves into the new Elephant Lands at the Oregon Zoo, May 27, 2015 (Oregon Zoo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Zoo’s most famous elephant, Packy, is known by zookeepers for doing thing at his own pace. So it wasn’t surprising to them it took him almost a week to move into his new space at Elephant Lands.

Packy, 53, was lured by 400 pounds of carrots and a ton of sweet potatoes, zoo officials said. Over the days before he took the steps into his new digs, he would take a few steps toward the new barn and then head back to the more familiar environment.

He finally decided to stay on Tuesday, they said.

Elephant Lands is now 85% complete.

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