Tag: zoo

Luke the Lion

Luke the Lion at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. is an icon and revered member of the zoo. In the past six years, Luke has raised two families with sisters Shera and Nababiep. I’ve enjoyed these babies and now they’ve grown and moved on to […]

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 […]

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 […]