Charles Paddock Zoo

Tiger Statue

Tiger Statue

The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, California was established in 1955 by Charles Paddock, a county park ranger who nursed wild animals back to health. Over time the zoo was moved from the animal shelter to its present site: 5 park-like acres within Atascadero Lake Park. In 1997, while living in Santa Maria about 45 miles south, I visited the site. Some of the pictures taken then are shown here. Please keep in mind that the animals you see here are likely long gone with others taking their place in more modern enclosures. If you want to visit…

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Alligator

Alligator 1

Alligator Basking

Alligator 2

Alligator From Behind

Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingo

 

Meercat

Meercat

Meercat

Mandarin Ducks

Mandarin Ducks

Male and Female Mandarin Ducks

 

Parrots

Parrot 2

Red Parrot

Parrot 1

Blue Parrot

Llama in Petting Zoo Area

Llama

Llama in Petting Zoo

Ostrich

Ostrich

Ostrich

Tiger

Tiger

Tiger

To see more about the zoo please visit their Website.

Colophon

These pictures were all taken in early 1997 using print film and are scans of the prints originally made from the negatives.

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