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Friday, April 12, 2013

Portland Zoo - Tuskanini

The Portland Zoo in Oregon promoted a very prolific breeding program from the 1960s to 1980s. Four elephants were born in 1973 at the facility. The first for the year, a male named Tuskanini, was the first of six born to female Me-Tu, herself born at the Portland Zoo as well.

Courtesy of Petra Prager,

Referencing a former display "Washington Park Zoo's Elephant Family Tree 1953-1987," Tuskanini was renamed "Stretch" and died in 1976 in Florida. More information is sought regarding this elephant's final origins.

Portland Zoo elephant yard 06/1988
Courtesy of M Easley

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I eagerly anticipate associating with new individuals with an interest or history in elephants, elephant history and elephant record keeping. If you have further information regarding the animals or locations questioned in the article, please leave a comment or message me in an effort to complete their records for elephant historians.