Elephant at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Three species are currently recognized: the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African forest elephant (L. cyclotis), and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, mammoths, and mastodons. [from wikipedia]
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Distant Elephant
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(Date Photographed: 13:45:29 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 14 January 2018)
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In the foreground, wires were being set up for the winter light show. In the background, one elephant could be seen walking away.


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Fog
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(Date Photographed: 14:48:52 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Fog rolled in to help hide the elephants as we finally approached the elephant enclosure.


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Elephant Waited
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(Date Photographed: 14:49:11 Friday 10 November 2017)
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An elephant waited for food to drop at one of three timed automatic food dispensers.


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Food Dispensers
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(Date Photographed: 14:50:14 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Various forms of food dispensers lined the border of the elephant enclosure. The effect was to draw the elephants closer to the viewing public.


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View From Above
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(Date Photographed: 14:50:20 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A pedestrian bridge passed over the elephant enclosure. Below could be seen a young elephant.


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Selfie And Kids
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(Date Photographed: 14:55:37 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A woman selfied herself by the elephant enclosure, while kids played nearby. That same elephant still waited by the food dispenser. In the distance, another elephant began to vanish into the fog.


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Educational Signs
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(Date Photographed: 14:57:34 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A series of signs described the elephant's feet and how zoo keepers took care of those feet.


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Elephant Waited
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(Date Photographed: 14:58:29 Friday 10 November 2017)
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An elephant waited near several stout metal posts.


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More Signs
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More information was on display inside a warm, dry enclosure. Life size photos of elephants allowed one to judge one's size against an elephant without risk.


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Elephant Drank
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(Date Photographed: 15:44:01 Friday 10 November 2017)
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An elephant filled part of his trunk with water, then later would bring that trunk up to his mouth to drink.


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