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Animal Illustrations

Help support your Zoo by purchasing artwork created by the Zoo’s Art Director, Jameson Weston. Each drawing is done of one of the Zoo’s animals. Check back often, as we will be adding new illustrations on a regular basis.

Originals are $250 and $25 for color prints.

Each original drawing in colored pencil measures 8.5″x11″ and is unframed.



LOWLAND GORILLA

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Jabali,is one of the Zoo’s female Western Lowland Gorillas. She was born in 2004 at the Denver Zoo. She moved to Utah with her mother JoRayK in 2011 and now lives with her mother and our silverback gorilla Husani. Jabali is young and full of energy. She loves to climb up high and to interact with enrichment. Western lowland gorillas are listed as critically endangered, though of all the gorilla subspecies they are the most numerous.

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AMUR LEOPARD

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Zeya, the Zoo’s female Amur Leopard was born in England in 2012 and came to Hogle Zoo when she was three years old. She’s a fantastic and attentive mother currently raising her third litter, which consists of two cubs (a male and a female). Amur leopards are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN and as such every birth is vital to species survival and Hogle Zoo is proud to participate in the saving of this beautiful species.

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SNOW LEOPARD

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Chim is the Zoo’s male snow leopard. Born in 2012, Chimeegui (nicknamed Chim), is our male snow leopard. His name means “Quiet” in Mongolian. He loves keeping an eye on others around him, especially our female snow leopard Milenka.

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WHITE RHINO

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George is a 43 year Southern White Rhino who lives with his sister Princess. Of the two he more cautious but he is also more food motivated. He weighs over 4,000 pounds! You can tell him apart from his sister because he is larger and his horns are more ‘squat’ than Princess’s..

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MARKHOR

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Hogle Zoo is home to four male Markhor named Asia, Dash, Dusti and Farah. Peanuts are one of their favorite treats, . They are all brothers. They are the largest of the wild goat species and their striking spiral horns can grow to be 5 feet long. Their main predators are snow leopards.

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AMUR TIGER

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Cila our female Amur tiger (also known as a Siberian tiger) is a quiet and curious cat. She’s an older cat at 17 years old. She fond of long naps and taking time to observe her surroundings.

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POLAR BEAR

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Nora:  This famous polar bear was hand reared after her mother abandoned her. Nora came to Hogle Zoo in late 2017 and lives with another bear named Hope. She’s known for her inquisitive nature and loves to keep an eye on guests just as much as they keep an eye on her!

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SAND CAT

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Desiree: Sand cats get their name from the sandy Arabian deserts that they live in. Like many of her species, Desiree can be a bit shy but she’s a fantastic mother, having given birth to two litters. She’s a very proper lady and she sits nicely as she waits for the keepers to feed her..

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GRIZZLY BEAR

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Koda lives with his two sisters, Loulou and Dolly. He loves peanut butter and honey and uses his sheer size to get what he wants. At over 650 pounds he is our largest bear. He uses his powerful muscles to dig the deepest dens for winter..

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HORNBILL

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Von Der Decken’s hornbill’s beak is heavier than most bird beaks for their size, so their body has come with up a clever way to hold that weight. The first two neck vertebrae are fused together, which is a more stable platform for supporting that bill. Hogle Zoo is home to two females, Eleanor and Furiosa.

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RED PANDA

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Lily is the Zoo’s female red panda. Lily is a bit shy, a very picky eater and prefers to do things on her own schedule, earning her the nickname “Princess Lily.”

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ORANGUTAN

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Acara was born on Mother’s day in 2005. She is a very playful and mischievous orangutan who is often found hanging out with her little brother Tuah or our adult male orangutan Mia. Acara is usually the one at the window with people. She likes watching people as much as they like watching her..

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GIRAFFE

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Pogo was a wonderful mother and well loved by guests for the many years she lived at Hogle Zoo. She was well known for always keeping an eye on her surroundings and being the most stubborn giraffe, she always did at her pace. She is dearly missed.

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OSTRICH

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Yellow is the Zoo’s male ostrich. Ostrich are the largest birds alive today. Their eyes are the size of billiard balls, which is larger than even their brain! Ostrich can use their powerful legs to propel themselves up to 43 mph to avoid predators. Ostrich males dance to attract females and Yellow sometimes puts on the moves for keepers.

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HOWLER MONKEY

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Eli lives with his mother, Jackie. They are easy to tell apart because Eli has black fur and Jackie has brown. He’s a chill howler monkey and loves to eat bananas. Howler monkeys are the loudest animal in the New World with their howl’s travelling three miles through dense forest.

 

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FERRET

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Penny is  one of the Zoo’s female ferrets. She is a sassy, rambunctious ferret who loves to tussle with her brother and then take long naps. Penny is part of the  Zoo’s education animal collection.

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SIBERIAN LYNX

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Leo is short for Leonid and he lives with his brother Kolya, who is nicknamed Kol. While they look almost identical, one way you can tell them apart is by the tufts at the tips of their ears. Leo’s go straight up and Kol’s are angled slightly together. They have lived together for their entire lives and are now 18 years old! Siberian lynx are the largest species of lynx in the world..

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ALDABRA TORTOISE

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Kronk is the Zoo’s male Aldabra tortoise. Aldabra tortoises are the second largest species of tortoise, only smaller than the Galapagose tortoise. Kronk weighs in at over 400 pounds! He lives with a female named Yzma and loves strawberries and warm summer days.

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GORILLA

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Husani is our silverback Western Lowland Gorilla. He weighs around 400 pounds and is the leader of our troop, which consists of him and two females. Husani can be very playful with enrichment and always ensures he gets first picks of snacks.

 

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LION

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Vulcan leads a pride with his littermate Baron. Two males leading a pride of lions are called a coalition and usually they’re littermates, though not always. Together they live with three lionesses Sela, Nobu and Calliope. Vulcan has a longer face with a widow’s peak or a Mohawk-like mane on his forehead and his eyes are more intense then Baron.

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ZEBRA

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Ziva the Hartmann’s Mountain zebra lives with one male and two other females. She’s often found hanging out with her two year old daughter Zibby. She loves face scratches from her keepers..

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LION

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Brutus is one of the Zoo’s male lions born at the Zoo in 2017.

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COLOBUS MONKEY

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Sefu is in charge of our 5-strong colobus monkey troop. He’s easy to spot in the group as he’s the largest, has the longest, whitest tail and the biggest head. He’s the father of Pepper, the youngest monkey in our troop. He’s a good, calm leader and is usually the first to go through doors..

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TWO-TOED SLOTH

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Pedro loves sweet potatoes and long naps. He always is expecting a snack when a keeper comes by. Sloths move so slowly that algae can grow on them, giving their fur a greenish hue. This green helps them blend in with the tree canopy and can provide some extra nutrition when they groom themselves..

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WARTHOG

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Swiftythe warthog lives with his brother named Heathcliff. They live on our Africa Savanna along with our giraffe, zebra, ostrich and guinea fowl. The two warthogs are often found eating, taking mud baths or napping together. He is very friendly with the keepers and loves bananas..

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RED FOX

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Autumn is a red fox and she lives with three other foxes, one other female and two males. Red fox have thick coats that keep them warm even in the coldest of winters. For summer they shed this coat and sport a much shorter one to help keep themselves cool. Autumn is the mellowest and is best friends with Shadow, a male fox.

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MEERKAT

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Finch lives with two female meerkats and two porcupines. He’s a more vocal meerkat and is known for being a ‘talker’. He’s a great look out, often found at the top of the termite mounds keeping an eye on the entire savanna. He’s always the first to ask for food.

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