Ray Losey, Survival 1977, A Totem Pole, Artists: Rex and Ray Losey, Restored by: Ray Losey 2014, In the Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon

The Sign
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A modest and wet sign read:

Survival
Carved by Rex and Ray Losey, 1977
Restored by Ray Losey, 2014
Initially created for Greenpeace, this pole depicts Northwest wildlife: otter, bear, beaver, wolf and eagle with salmon. Each totem is in some way disfigured --a missing eye, lost teeth or otherwise damaged features-- to express the dangers of environmental pollution.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:25:50 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6298
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Totem Overall
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An overall photo of the totem surrounded by the forest of the zoo.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:25:59 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6298
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A Blue Otter
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A blue otter was the lowest figure on the totem.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:26:06 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6300
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Bear Claws
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A bear's claws held onto the blue otter.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:26:07 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6301
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Bear Missing Teeth
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A bear's face looked fierce, yet was missing a couple of teeth.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:26:09 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6302
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Beaver Tooth Too
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A beaver's face was next up the totem with a wolf's head atop him. Both animals had missing teeth.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:26:09 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6303
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Eagle At The Top
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An eagle stood at the top of the totem. One of its flight feathers was broken and bent to the side.


Survival external link 1977   •  A Totem Pole external link   •  Artists: Rex and Ray Losey external link   •  Restored by: Ray Losey 2014   •  In the Oregon Zoo external link   •  Portland, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:26:14 Friday 10 November 2017)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 January 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_6304
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