Thursday, October 25, 2012

For Jim Alexander--Vintage St. Louis Zoo Moby Dick

1 comment:

Jim A. said...

St. Louis had two different northern elephant seals. This is probably number one with Director Vierheller. The second male lived for 14 years which was a record at the time (1970s). I remember a famous, at the time, photo of Moby Dick II swallowing baby ducks that their mother took for a dip at the Seal Basin.

The other elephant seals pictured in Europe were southern elephant seals, the largest pinnipeds.