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Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998 Oregon Zoo (Portland, Or.) With digital objects
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Fred Meyer's peacocks being presented to the Portland Zoo

Fred and Eva Meyer with two peacocks and an employee at the Portland Zoo (later known as the Oregon Zoo). They are looking downward at the peacocks, with one of the men kneeling. Three other peacocks can be seen on a pole above the group (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cougar cubs at Portland City Zoo

Two cougar cubs, most likely at the Portland City Zoo (later known as the Oregon Zoo). A man holding a chain leash is next to the cubs (negative 8 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rosy the elephant getting bananas at Portland Zoo

Rosy the elephant at Portland Zoo (later known as the Oregon Zoo), being fed bananas from the back of a flat bed truck. Two men are kneeling in the truck next to the bananas, looking downward at Rosy (negative 1 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Emu egg at Portland Zoo

Portland Zoo director Jack Marks at the Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo), measuring an emu egg with a ruler. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 28, 1954 (negative 3 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Al Knowles feeding bear cubs at Portland Zoo

Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo) trainer Al Knowles, feeding bear cubs using a bottle. The cubs are on newspaper on a desk, as Knowles feed ones. He holds a cigarette in his mouth. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, March 17, 1954 (negative 6 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rosy the elephant during the Portland Junior Rose Festival parade

Portland Zoo’s Rosy the elephant riding on a float during the 1954 Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. A striped tent over the elephant holds a sign that reads “Rosy”, with hay visible on the ground. Several young women and men stand around the elephant (negative 13 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Al Knowles with Gibbons at Portland Zoo

Portland Zoo trainer Al Knowles with two Gibbons "Trouble" and "Double Trouble" donated to Portland Zoo by Austin Flegel. Knowles sits on a set of steps in front of a building, holding a chain attached to the Gibbons. One sits on his lap while another is on the top step (negative 3 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Lion Cubs, Portland Zoo

Two lion clubs at the Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo). The two cubs are laying in an area of stray, with one turned towards the camera (negative 1 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Al Knowles with Lion Cubs, Portland Zoo

Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo) trainer Al Knowles, kneeling in an area of straw and holding two small lion cubs. He holds the cubs to his chest and he looks downward (negative 2 of 4).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Bear cubs at the Portland Zoo

Two bear cubs at the Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo). The cubs are seated by a door at the top of a concrete ramp (negative 5 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rosie the elephant

Rosie, an elephant at the Portland Zoo (later the Oregon Zoo) reaching her trunk through a fence to accept a treat being offered by a group of children from the Fruit and Flower Day Nursery (negative 4 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Penguins Checked by Alan Best and Jack Marks at the Oregon Zoo

Two men kneel in the penguin enclosure at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. The man on the left holds his hand out to a group of approaching penguins. The man on the right smiles as a penguin stands in front of him. In the background, a small group of visitors watch the scene from above the enclosure. The caption on the negative sleeve reads, "Penguins checked by Alan Best, of the Vancouver B.C. zoo - and Jack Marks, Portland Zoo" (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Penguins at the Oregon Zoo

A group of penguins walk in an enclosure at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. They walk away from a pool of water behind them. In the background, scattered visitors watch the scene from above the enclosure (negative 7 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Zoo train locomotive being placed on tracks

A locomotive for the Zoo train being lifted by a crane onto tracks at the Portland Zoo (later Oregon Zoo). Four men are crouched at the base of the train guiding the locomotive into place.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rescue of Construction Workers at Zoo Cave-in

A group of people stand in a pit at the construction site of the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. Some are first responders and others are construction workers. They all look to the left where rescue operations are underway. The caption on the negative sleeve reads, "Cave-in at new zoo site - rescue of two trapped workmen" (negative 2 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vulture at Oregon Zoo

A vulture is perched on a wooden beam in an enclosure at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. The bird looks down at the camera below it (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Polar Bear at the Portland Zoo

A polar bear stands up straight on its hind legs at the Oregon Zoo in Portland on January 2, 1959. The bear stands in an outdoor enclosure equipped with stairs and a pool. In 1959, this was the zoo's new location.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998