Photo essay: Oregon Zoo

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We woke up bright and early today to take the TriMet MAX train to the Oregon Zoo. The zoo’s station was actually an interesting start to our visit. First off, I learned that the station is 260 feet underground and 450 feet above sea level.

It also had a core sample time line (see above) that told a history of the city’s soil.

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My main attraction at the zoo was the days-old Asian elephant, Lily. However, Lily wasn’t ready to meet the public yet so we visited the other animals. Here’s a few of the ones that interested me:

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Otter

Otter

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

Sheep

Sheep — apparently

Visayan Warty Pigs

Visayan Warty Pigs

A Babirusa, although I personally think it looks like a mini-elephant.

A Babirusa, although I personally think it looks like a mini-elephant.

Asian Elephant.

Asian Elephant.

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