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Oregon Zoo October 20, 2019

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Zoo #5 on our Pacific Northwest 2019 zoocation was Portland’s terrific Oregon Zoo. This 64 acre growing zoo was once called the Portland Zoo and then the Washington Park Zoo. They have been busy renovating and expanding habitats. A HUGE shout out to old friend Director Don Moore for spending some time with us.

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1. Ellen Lee - October 20, 2019

Terrific series of photos

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2. Terry Phelan - October 20, 2019

Does the last blue zoo animal live on land or in water? >

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judylobo - October 20, 2019

Water.

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3. Passport Overused - October 20, 2019

Great post 😊

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4. Mary Radice - October 20, 2019

Superb pics as always….what is the type of fish on last pic – I never saw anything like it – so cool….

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judylobo - October 20, 2019

It is a lemprey eel.

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5. Mary Radice - October 20, 2019

Thanks and here I thought it was a fish!! 🙂

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6. fotobuff14 - October 21, 2019

Beautiful set of pictures Judy. Mark would have loved your otter shots. Can’t believe what a great shot you got of the little mole. They are usually impossible to get. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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judylobo - October 21, 2019

Thanks so much Deb

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7. Lori Micken - October 21, 2019

I was at the “Portland zoo” 3 1/2 years ago. The tiny elephant enclosure was deplorable: just dirt, only one tree trunk on the ground to play with, food was hey out of tiny boxes water in small containers right next door they were working on building a new exhibit for them with heavy machinery running full blast, enough to drive the elephants insane I would’ve thought. Also some of them were in isolation with pneumonia. If any of the elephants survived I hope they have better conditions. Could you update them? Lori October 21, 2019 Livingston, Montana

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8. judylobo - October 21, 2019

They have greatly expanded their elephant enclosure and it is very nice now. The elephants seemed just fine to me.

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