"This happens all the time," Frohoff said. "It just usually happens behind the scenes. This is another example of why we're against zoos."
Oregon Zoo was also listed as one of the 10 worst zoos in the United States in 2016 by IDA, mainly for removing an 8-year-old Asian bull named Samundra from his mother, Rose-Tu, when he should have still been living with her, and also for beating Rose-Tu.
Team Packy could not be reached for comment, but they wrote of their sadness in a recent Facebook post: "As I am sure most of you have heard, the worst has happened. Packy was put down this morning. We want to thank you all for your help and support in trying to stop this from happening, we can at least live with ourselves knowing that we did everything we could to try to change the minds of the director and assistant director in this matter. Please understand that we will be offline for the most part as we take time to mourn the loss of our beloved family member."