Tag: national zoo

Fennec Fox

During my visit at the National Zoo the other day, we stopped into the Small mammal house and enjoyed the little creatures that sleep throughout the day and party all night long. A pair of Fennec foxes were nestled in the back of their habitat with a dirty […]

A Caracal

Meeting a Caracal lynx today, I must say that I think they are the most adorable wild cats ever. With tufts of fur from their ears and inquisitive nature, to their short tail and dog like size, the Caracal is truly a charming creature. The name Caracal is […]

Brotherly Love

Without thinking, it has become big cat week. First with the spotted ones; a cheetah and a clouded leopard. A walk towards the lion pen was certainly in order. Luke and his mates, sisters Naba and Shera, had cubs in January, 2014. Now 21 months later the cubs […]

Clouded Leopard

This morning was spent with several budding bird photographers in my first Getting Started in Bird Photography class with Capital Photography Center. Walking the paths of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, they had the opportunity to develop their technical skills to capture beautiful bird images. Following the class, […]

A Little Chipmunk

A visit to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. on Wednesday brought wonderful sights and sounds of the wildlife. Not just the wildlife in the exhibits, but the wildlife that call the National Zoo their home. As fall is coming near, the chipmunks were busy gathering […]

Peacocks

Peacocks By Rose Fyleman (1877-1957) PEACOCKS sweep the fairies’ rooms; They use their folded tails for brooms; But fairy dust is brighter far Than any mortal colours are; And all about their tails it clings In strange designs of rounds and rings; And that is why they strut […]

Paddington Bear

“A prudent bear carries a spare marmalade sandwich tucked under his hat in case of emergencies.” It was an early spring day in the nation’s capital with a pre-dawn departure in search of babies and blossoms. Starting with the Cherry Blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington D.C., […]