Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Photo Essay: In Captivity

Inji, born in the wild, arrived at the zoo in 1961. 

Peggy the caracal reaches into a bucket for her breakfast.

Chinook, Oregon Zoo's Mother of the Year 2011, licks her chops as she sits against the viewing window. 

Western pond turtles are listed as endangered in Washington and threatened in Oregon. Quarter-sized hatchlings are brought to the Oregon Zoo to live in a predator-free 'stimulated summer' environment.

Recent father Zawadi Mungu rests after a morning of loud mating. A lion's roar can be heard from up to five miles away. 

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