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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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Jun 24, 2010, 8:57:06 AM
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Paiute (upper cougar) was wandering around the exhibit and climbed up the log for a better vantage point. Then Chinook decided she also wanted to climb the log to get a better look, probably at the farm, or the little children running around the zoo. This left Paiute stuck. So he made the best of it and turned Chinook's tail into a toy.
It took her a minute to turn around and give him a good swat on the face. Unfortunately for picture sake, she turned away from the viewing area, so no snarling pictures. Still a cute moment.
Also overheard that the zoo has plans to breed these two since they're compatible. And one of the head North America keeper holds the cougar studbook. There are also zoos around the country that have space for new cougars, so any cougars born will have homes to go to.

Cougar
Puma concolor
Paiute (higher cougar) Chinook (lower cougar)
Taken at the Oregon Zoo in Portland
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Lastrekia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That is georgeous! 
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Lastrekia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
thank you!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww this is priceless! I love it when animals play with each others' or their own tailes, and you captured it wonderfully :heart:
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Larlia-Nexus111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cougar 1: Lol! Got your tail!
Cougar: F**k off! I'm trying to consecrate on this butterfly!
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Adorable! :D
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Wolfen-witch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For all the size, such a typical kitty.
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braverave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol that is so cute! lol i love it!
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Nhan-Fiction Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
OMG!
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SilverSoul1496 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorable! I love cougars, you take amazing photos *.*
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