Statues at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

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Lamb On Goat
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(Date Photographed: 12:55:04 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 17 January 2018)
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Near the entrance, one of the first statues encountered was this life-sized one of a kid standing atop a goat.


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Deer Mouse
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(Date Photographed: 12:56:08 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A small (but life sized) statue of a deer mouse was partly hidden inside a hole in a stone.


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Squeaked
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(Date Photographed: 12:56:28 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Another statue of a deer mouse. This one squeaked over a sign containing the symbol of an ear.


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Squirrel
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(Date Photographed: 12:59:11 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A squirrel caught raiding a lunch box. Its cheeks were full, despite its appearance of innocent guilt.


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Inside The Lunch Box
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(Date Photographed: 12:59:21 Friday 10 November 2017)
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When viewed from above, the inside of the lunch box contained a sandwich and peanuts.


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Wind Vane Art
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(Date Photographed: 13:01:11 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A mechanical wind vane was created using abstract metal birds.


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Tiny Elephant
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(Date Photographed: 13:30:00 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A tiny statue of an elephant stood atop a post.


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Welded Bird
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(Date Photographed: 13:41:11 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A statue of a bird had been created by rough welding strips of metal.


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Fresco
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(Date Photographed: 14:18:38 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A fresco was carved (or cast) into a wall. It depicted a bird standing over two lizards.


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Play Cats
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(Date Photographed: 14:34:36 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Life sized statues of lions were set up surrounded by boulders. They both illustrated a lion's pride, and provided a place for children to play.


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Elephant Rain
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(Date Photographed: 14:47:59 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Another tiny elephant statue stood on another post. This elephant was wet from a rain storm that had moved into the zoo area.


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