These paintings are of three baby zoo animals born at Como Zoo, St. Paul. I was asked by zoo personnel to paint these portraits of baby giraffe “Skye” with her mother “Daisy,” baby zebra “Melee” and baby orangutan “Kemala.” These paintings were done as a part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, which is part of the Como Park Zoo complex. This assignment was very special. I donated 100 cards each of the baby portraits that were given as place setting gifts for each attendee at the donor celebration event. These attendees had participated in the naming contest to select the names for each baby.