It seems that zoos display more and more animals that aren't alive and aren't in cages. I'm not sure when zoo sculpture began to be popular, but my most recent trips to zoos have turned up quite a lot of it besides the typical oversized animal sculpture outside the zoo's front entrance. I like the trend. This extinct cat, however, is designed more for instruction (I think) than as art. It was in an area that also had a replica of a prehistoric horse's skull embedded in the earth and a demonstration of the La Brea Tar Pits, both seen here on one of my other blogs. I should have looked for a plaque explaining more about the cat, but this photo is all I have.
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