Animal Portraits to Be Featured in National Geographic Exhibit at Dallas Zoo

Portraits of dozens of animals, including seven from the Dallas Zoo, will be on display beginning in April as part of the National Geographic Photo Ark traveling exhibit. The Photo Ark project is the work of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore who hopes to document more than 12,000 species living in zoos and in other protected areas before they're extinct, the Dallas Zoo said. Sartore has completed portraits of more than 6,000 species so far in more than 250 zoos around the world, including two photo shoots at the Dallas Zoo in 2013 and 2016, zoo spokeswoman Lydia Jennings said.Some of the species he's photographed, such the last living Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog, are no longer around. The exhibition, organized by the National Geographic Society and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, will include 28 kiosks with 56 of Sartore's photographs on them.Of the animals on the kiosks, the wattled crane, jambu fruit dove, sedge and sharp nosed vipers, Somali wild ass, Nubian ibex and Kordofan aoudad all live at the Dallas Zoo and can be seen by guests.  Continue reading...

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