Tag: Smithsonian National Zoological Park


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., […]

Great Bear Spirit

Great Bear Spirit I seek your lessons. Show me how to sink deep within myself to find the answers I seek. Teach me to understand That I possess all the resources necessary to survive. Help me know when to seek solitude, As you do in winter, And also […]

Asian Small-Clawed Otters

Falling into the category of “way too cute” are the Asian Small-Clawed Otters in the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. As the smallest of otters of the 13 types of otters in the world, these Asian otters are guaranteed to charm the pants off of anyone. […]

A Zoo Stroll

The visit yesterday at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park was not just to enjoy Luke the Lion’s new Pride but to also discover other exciting and exotic wildlife. Let’s first watch Luke trying to take a mid-morning rest, while his cubs had other ideas. We walked towards the […]

I See Stripes

It’s the Eye of the Tiger It’s the thrill of the fight Risin’ up to the challenge of our rivals And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night And he’s watching us all with the Eye of the Tiger The Eye of the Tiger by […]

Mr. Anteater

“Mr Anteater” Hello Mr. Anteater And how are you today? I saw you over there Just going about your day. You have a sticky tongue Just made for eating ants You snuff into their homes And scare them out their pants. Your claws are long and sharp Just […]