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A Day at the Zoo

"The National Zoological Park (SNZP) exhibits living animal and plant collections to provide educational and recreational opportunities for the visiting public and conducts research in conservation biology and reproductive sciences. Our mission is to celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats. The Zoo is a beautiful urban park offering families fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. The 163-acre park in the heart of Washington, D.C., is home to a wonderfully diverse animal collection, ranging from hummingbirds to elephants......" -Smithsonian's National Zoo Mission Statement

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Norman is much larger than the female. He weighs about 600lbs.

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The Sea Lions are fed 3 times a day and participate in daily training sessions.

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Maureen was wild-born in May 1977. NZP acquired her from Marineland in 1978.

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She has scars at the comers of her mouth from net entanglement, which fractured her jaw.

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Maureen weighs about 200 pounds.

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Gorillas are shy vegetarians.

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The world's largest tree-dwelling animal, the orangutan relies upon its intelligence and well-adapted body to survive in the tropical rainforest.

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Orangutang are Asia's largest primates. Males are about twice the size of females, standing four and a half feet tall and weighing 130 to 200 pounds. Females stand about two and a half feet tall and weigh 90 to 110 pounds.

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This is another example of the beautiful art work that you can find throughout the zoo.

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This past 4th of July, the National Zoo celebrated the opening of a new bird exhibit—The Bald Eagle Refuge.

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At the same time as the opening of the Refuge, the Zoo welcomed the arrival of two eagles from a rehabilitation center in Tennessee.

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The Bald Eagle Refuge is located along the Zoo’s Beaver Valley, across from the Mexican wolves.

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Found injured in the wild, these two Bald Eagles can't fly anymore, but are safe here at the National Zoo's Refuge.

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The refuge allows visitors to view the eagles in a setting similar to the birds’ wild habitat.

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Bald eagles have lived up to 48 years in zoos, although their life span in the wild is likely far shorter.

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