Glimpses: Oregon Zoo

Every Zoo has them Giraffes, Tigers and Lions. However there is usually something to set each one apart from the rest. Some zoos stand out because they have animals...

Every Zoo has them Giraffes, Tigers and Lions. However there is usually something to set each one apart from the rest. Some zoos stand out because they have animals from a particular geographical area, some, because they they have only a few barely-heard-of animals. (Read: Oakland’s own Little Africa | Exotic animals of Happy Hollow) And some zoos have a few animals whose images stay with us long after we have visited. Next in line was the Oregon Zoo in Portland.

It was on a cold Pacific Northwestern Spring day that we found ourselves strolling (with a newborn in a stroller and a happy four year old skipping beside it) around Oregon Zoo.  The zoo was seeing a lot of maintenance work and it didn’t seem to be in its full glory but there were some animals that stood out:

Rocky Mountain Goat, Oregon Zoo
Rocky Mountain Goat
Western Painted Turtles, Oregon Zoo
Western Painted Turtles
Wood Duck, Oregon Zoo
Wood Duck
Bats, Oregon Zoo
Bats aplenty!. Go here and you will never complain of not having seen bats.
Nile Monitor, Oregon Zoo
Nile Monitor
Polar Bear, Oregon Zoo
A playful Polar Bear and his best friend — a red ball.
Black and White Colobus Monkey
Black and White Colobus Monkey
Bald Eagle, Oregon Zoo
Bald Eagle
Linking to the meme —

You might want to check out:Oakland’s own Little Africa
Exotic animals of Happy Hollow

 

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18 Comments on this post.
  • rupam sarma
    16 October 2014 at 4:09 am
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    Awesome photos

    • dNambiar
      17 October 2014 at 5:21 am
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      Thanks a ton, Rupam. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    17 October 2014 at 5:27 am
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    Wonderful!! Glad you shared these.

    • dNambiar
      19 October 2014 at 7:01 pm
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      🙂
      Thank you for the visit, Niranjan.

  • Prasad Np
    17 October 2014 at 6:02 am
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    Love these little creatures… but how come your posts are not coming in my email ? it seems I missed quiet a few posts…

    • dNambiar
      19 October 2014 at 7:06 pm
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      The painted turtles? They were adorable. Those wood ducks were also interesting I tried to get a good pic of their heads but didn't manage to get it. You should look them up online; very different looking.

      Not getting the updates? 🙁
      No wonder I've been missing your comments, here.

    • Prasad Np
      20 October 2014 at 8:49 am
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      I have subscribed again… could be some problem with feedburner….

    • dNambiar
      21 October 2014 at 10:56 am
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      🙂
      Thank you, Prasad. Happy Diwali to you.

  • Paresh Kale
    20 October 2014 at 2:52 am
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    great photos self explanatory

    • dNambiar
      21 October 2014 at 10:57 am
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      🙂
      Thank you Paresh.

  • Kusum Sanu
    20 October 2014 at 4:15 am
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    I would love to see those expressions of 'four year old' 🙂 Well, if you are in Oregon just check out Oregon Gardens too. I found it a great place for numerous flowers and butterflies!

    • Kusum Sanu
      20 October 2014 at 4:16 am
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      And congratulations! I read a 'new born in a stroller'!

    • dNambiar
      21 October 2014 at 11:07 am
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      Thanks a ton, Kusum. Now you know why I've been playing truant here in the blogosphere ;). A trip to the zoo was one of those easy trips with the baby, a few months back. The baby is now an 8-month old. 🙂

      I'll keep Oregon Gardens in mind. The little ones will surely like to see the butterflies.

    • dNambiar
      21 October 2014 at 11:08 am
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      Thanks again, Kusum.

  • Rahul Bhatia
    21 October 2014 at 10:20 am
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    Amazing pics of the zoo inmates, Divya! Lovely post! Wishing you and your family a happy Diwali:)

    • dNambiar
      21 October 2014 at 11:10 am
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      Thank you. 🙂
      Here's wishing your family a fabulous Diwali.

  • Indrani
    27 October 2014 at 3:51 am
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    Well taken all of them. I like such action shots. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      29 October 2014 at 6:24 pm
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      Thanks, Indrani 🙂

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