& ME

The Incredible Tale of Dr. Maberry and the Baby Elephant Who Made History.

Welcome -

Welcome to the web page for our Packy and Me book by Dr. Matthew Maberry, with his wife Patricia Maberry as told to Michelle Trappen. This will be the place to check often, to find out where the book is currently available and events are scheduled.

Where To Buy The Book -

Pat Maberry

Beaverton, Oregon
(503) 649-2739
The Bookloft Book Store
107 E Main St
Enterprise, Oregon
(541) 426-3351

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon
(503) 222-1741
Powell's Book Store
1005 W Burnside St
Portland, Oregon
(503) 228-4651

Jan's Paperbacks
18095 S.W. TV Highway
Aloha, Oregon
(503) 649-3444
Seaside Aquarium
200 North Prom
Seaside, Oregon
(503) 738-6211

Annie Bloom's Books
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon
(503) 246-0053
Multnomah Falls
5000 East Historic Columbia River Highway
Bridale Vale, Oregon
(503) 695-2376

Round Barn Visitors Center
51955 Lava Bed Road
Diamond, Oregon
(541) 493-2070

About The Book -

Packy And Me Book Cover On April 14, 1962, the birth of a precocious pachyderm captivated the world. The elephant--Portland, Oregon's own Packy--garnered national and international attention as the first-ever captive elephant born in an American zoo. And now, more than forty years later, the man at the center of this epic story, Dr. Matthew Maberry, is here with the inside details. In Packy & Me, Dr. Maberry, the Oregon Zoo's first-ever full-time vet, delivers a riveting account of Packy's birth, the false labors, and the ever-present worldwide media camped out to report the latest on mother Belle. Maberry captures the moment deep compassion for nature and the animals in his care. Complete with newspaper clippings and photos, it's a story that you, like the proverbial elephant, won't soon forget.

About The Author -

Dr. Matthew Maberry was born in 1917 in Seattle, Washington. In 1947, he graduated from veterinary school at Washington State University. Dr. Maberry—better known as Doc, has experienced many amazing moments in his life—bobbing eye to eye in the ocean with a killer whale, traveling the world in search of exotic animals, doctoring critters of every kind. With Doc passing away in his 90's and Packy in his 50's the birth still resonates as one of the zoo world’s greatest triumphs. Michelle Trappen has worked as a feature writer at multiple newspapers, including the Orange County Register and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but the bulk of her career—21 years—was spent at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. She has flown coast to coast with a 10-year-old pilot, profiled young people in the emerging Soviet Union, and canvassed Oregon in search of compelling stories. In 2008 she left the newspaper to pursue other interests, but she still writes for The Oregonian as well as other publications. Patricia Maberry married Dr. Matthew Maberry in 1975 and spent years helping her husband doctor animals. During her career she worked many years in retail supervision and in human resources, but her first priority has always been Doc and his work. In the late 1970s the Maberrys formed a business, Wildlife Enterprises, which focused on the care of domestic and wild animals.