Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Rare View of the Strongest Bite


1/27/23 Jaguar, Woodland Park Zoo

Taking our fitness walk through Woodland Park Zoo last week, we got the best view we’ve ever had of a jaguar. Usually the big cats are roaming in the distance, and although I was able to sketch a lion once, I’ve never gotten close enough to a jaguar to sketch it. A docent told us that jaguars have the strongest bite of all the wild cats. What a beauty!

When we needed to warm up, we popped into the tropical aviary, home to an impressive variety of colorful and exotic birds. Dressed in down parkas and gloves, we got a bit too toasty in the humidity, but it was fun to try to find the tiny birds hidden within the foliage. The toco toucan was the only resident who perched long enough for me to sketch.

Toco toucan

Photo by Greg while I was busy sketching.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been to a zoo in a long time, but I do remember that the cats were usually far away either pacing or dozing. He's a beauty!


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