I've had a hankering to take Jillian to the National Zoo in DC for the last couple weeks; ever since we watched a show about China on tv and Jillian showed great interest in the panda bears.
Today was the day! Despite having tons of "boring" stuff to do (bills, errands, etc.) it looked like today was going to be the warmest, non-rainy, day of the next week, so we headed on down after breakfast.
We saw Lions...
We learned lots of interesting things, too!
Apparently, Orangutans "do it like they do on the Discovery Channel" in the morning right out for everyone to see. Awkward! The female orangutan (on the bottom) had her hand covering her face the whole time. I was happy that Jillian isn't of the sex education age yet, and that we didn't have to have "the talk" while we were there. I did overhear some embarrassed parents trying to tactfully explain what was going on to their children.
Panda bears like to lounge. Both of the pandas were out for us to see, and both were doing some serious lounging.
Red pandas are adorable! They look like a cross between a fox and a raccoon. They are playful looking and quite graceful. They were probably my favorite animal today.
A couple of the gorillas posed for pictures on a branch together.
Universal truth about cats - they love chewing on cardboard boxes! Well, at least this tiger did, and my cat Gus does!
Alpacas chew with their mouths open.
Giant anteaters don't stand still for you to take their picture.
And neither do babies!
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