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Milwaukee County Zoo
Sonja Oldenburg, 2017

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Milwaukee County Zoo

As home to more than 3,100 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles, the Milwaukee County Zoo provides a one-of-a-kind attraction in the Milwaukee area. Working in close partnership with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, the Zoo promotes an appreciation of its animals, actively supports conservation of their diverse, natural habitats, and educates and engages its more than one million visitors each year.

Artist Statement

Sonja Oldenburg

The piece is a showcase of the variety and beauty of animals that can be seen and appreciated at the zoo. The colored pencil lends itself to vibrant color and detailed rendering of the patterns and textures of the many animals. I hope the dignity and majesty of the animals, both large and small, can be seen and people will be inspired to be involved with the preservation of this great organization.

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