The University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library has a cougar on display — along with a polar bear, caribou and other animals of the American West.
The library recently received a donation of 13 rare prints by the famed naturalist John J. Audubon, and will put them on display starting Wednesday at the Marriott's Department of Special Collections.
The prints were donated by Lonnie Paulos, an orthopedic surgeon in Salt Lake City, and his wife Shannon. The university reports the prints have an estimated value of $250,000.
One of the oversized prints, of two black vultures feasting on a deer carcass, comes from Audubon's landmark publication, "Birds of North America." The other 12 come from Audubon's follow-up tome, "Quadrupeds of North America," and feature large mammals native to the West.