animal rescue

Government Specifications

An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
– Robert A. Heinlein speaking through his character “Lazarus Long”

Nikon D300, ISO 640, 1/160 sec at f/18, 200 mm

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Caged and Confused

As I walked through Salt Lake City’s Hogle Zoo for the first time since moving here almost 8 years ago, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the animals. Yes, it’s a nice zoo. Yes, it was absolutely packed with literal bus loads of gleeful children who were delighting in seeing the animals on display.

Nikon D300, ISO 640, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, 200 mm
Brown Crusted Capuchin

Unfortunately, I didn’t see a single animal that seemed to share the happiness of the children. The looks in their eyes told an entirely different story, the story of those with a longing for freedom. What was the elephant really thinking as he stood by the gate of his pen, thrust his trunk over the wall of his confinement and sniffed the air on the other side? Why did the look on the face of the Brown Crusted Capuchin monkey appear as one deep in depression? Like the animals at the shelter where I volunteer, I could not help but think that these, too, were longing to go home.

Nikon D300, ISO 640, 1/20 sec at f/5.6, 200 mm
Lion Tamarin

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Are you looking for a pet? Please visit your local shelter and choose the adoption option.

Man’s Best Friend

“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better.”
— George Bird Evans

Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/5.3 at 1/160 sec, 112 mm

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