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RIP, Rama image

On March 30, 2015, 32-year old Rama was euthanized at the Oregon Zoo. He had been receiving treatment for tuberculosis for the past couple of years. The zoo has no explanation on how he contracted TB, but claims the death to be complications from a leg injury he sustained as an infant. We at FOZE are heartbroken at the loss, but feel it’s more important now than before that the other elephants do not suffer misery due to captive illnesses like Rama did. [Picture courtesy: KATU]

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“Where is Packy?” Scavenger Hunt standard

The scavenger hunt has been suspended due to Rama’s untimely death. Please check back in a few days (or follow us on Facebook to know when we resume it). Thanks for your interest! Packy┬áis turning 53 in April, but the zoo is not going to celebrate his birthday this year – breaking 52 years of tradition. He is suffering from TB and so has not been shown in public. We at FOZE are tired of waiting to see him, so we decided to take matters in our hands and conduct a scavenger hunt to spot him. Help us locate him by playing the game and win exciting prizes! There are five cardboard toys of Packy, each sporting a letter of ...

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