More photos from my visit to Hogle Zoo are here.
Copyright (c) 2001, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.
|The Siberian Tiger has a cat toy.|
|He's really interested in this toy. I think they must have put some sort of food scent on it.|
|This sure is a lot of fun!|
|Aha, time to wash the cat toy!|
|OK, now the tiger has a sopping wet cat toy.|
|"You aren't thinking about taking this away from me, aren't you?"|
|I think this is an ocelot. Most of the indoor cat displays were too dimly lit for photography, but this kitty was napping directly under a skylight.|
|These are Arabian Wildcats, ancestors of the domestic housecat. These guys are just about the same size as your average housecat, too.|
|Close-up shot of one of the wildcats.|
|This is a puma, also known as a cougar or mountain lion, the native big cat of North America. In this photo it was licking some of the snow off the shrub in the foreground.|
|Another puma shot. "Hmmm, I'd like to have those small children for dinner."|
|More puma. Note how big its paws are!|
|The zoo's male polar bear. The female was off display because she'd just recently given birth to a cub.|
|One of the Kodiak bears takes a nap. These are a subspecies of grizzly bears.|