It’s still National Volunteer Week.  I used my badge for free admission to the Woodland Park Zoo.  The weather was perfect for a zoo outing.  There were multiple bus loads of elementary school children but the park was big enough that it wasn’t too bad.  At least no one shoved me out of their way as happened at the aquarium (done by a parent!).  There was still a lot of screaming and I pity the animals having to endure that day in and day out.

Otters are my favorite wild animal.  The river otter area was my objective and I went straight there.  I was disappointed as there were no otters to be seen.  Staff were working in the enclosure so it seemed the otters had been removed.

I went back to the eagle’s nest, where they posed quite nicely for me.

This is as close as I got to otters.

River Otter sculpture (didn’t see a sign but might also be the work of Tony Angell)

More photos here.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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