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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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I really don't think these lobsters like each other.

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These lobsters fight with each other.

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The shrimp is hiding from your dinner plate.

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All sorts of little weird guys live in the invertebrate exhibit.

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Thousands and thousands of Ants!

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A little factory is going on inside there.

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The world's largest lizards, Komodo dragons grow as long as ten feet and can weigh more than 350 pounds.

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Last September, the Zoo opened a new open-air, outdoor enclosure for the giant reptiles.

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The 620-square-foot addition will allow Precious, the male, and Kraken, the female, to roam outdoors and benefit from direct sunlight in warm-weather months.

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The Amazon River, according to many accounts, was named by Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana in 1541.

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If you were in the Amazon, this is the type of tree you would find

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A bird in the Amazonia exhibit

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This stingray was about twelve inches in diameter

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Turtles like watching people

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Children learning on a computer in one the multiple programs for youngsters

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