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Zoo Mammals

North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC

Meerkat, 5/14/08  Bobcat, 5/14/08  Gemsbok, 5/14/08  Hamadryas Baboons, 5/14/08           


Hamadryas Baboons, 11/13/05.

Male Gorilla, 8/18/07


Giraffes, 11/22/03. Elk, 3/26/04. Meerkat, 10/31/04. Seal, 11/22/03. Otter, 3/12/03.  This one was moving pretty fast.  But the summers here seem to wear them down.


Rhinoceros, 3/12/03. Bobcat, 10/31/04.  It looks so much like a friendly housecat, but you wouldn't want to tangle with one. Nyala, 11/13/05. Bison, 11/13/05


Red Wolf, 10/31/04.  This is an endangered species in NC. African Wild Dog, 11/22/03.  Arctic Fox, 11/13/05


Mystery monkey, 11/13/05 Patas Monkey, 11/13/05 Patas Monkeys, 10/31/04.  The smaller female monkey is apparently trying to persuade the male to mate but not succeeding. Her puffed-up cheeks are part of standard procedure.

Puerto Rico Zoo

Lions, 2/1/02.  Capybara (and turtle).  Here a member of the world's largest rodent species is overwhelming a tortoise (on the left).

Asheville Wildlife Center, Asheville, NC

Otters, 7/21/03.  Otters don't stand on ceremony, whether awake or asleep.  Look at those webbed feet! Black Bear, 7/21/03.

Oceanarium, Gulfport, MS

Bottlenose Dolphins, Oceanarium, Gulfport, MS, 10/25/02.  These dolphins were released accidentally during Hurricane Katrina but were found nearby alive afterwards and rescued. Sea Lion, same day

Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC

Black Bear, 4/20/07 Pig and Greylag Goose, 6/7/05.

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