I remember when Samudra was born. It was a big deal at the Oregon Zoo because it has been awhile since the Asian elephant herd had increased its numbers. “Sam” was the hit of the zoo for the longest time. After Samudra baby Lily came along and stole the from her older brother.
When elephant Lands was completed the herd had grown sufficiently to make the Zoo’s population of Asian elephants its main attraction. The timing was right as well as Packy, the eldest male in the elephant population, had to be put down after a long bout with Tuberculosis. Time marches on in an endless cycle of life and death.