Visiting the National Zoo

Rose and Fiona with a dinosaur footprint

When kids of various ages — 11, 9, 5 and 3 — are all in DC for a week and you have one day to all get together, what do you do? Go to the zoo, of course.

And that’s what my two sisters and I did, despite some threatening weather in the morning. We suffered a brief shower at the start, and then it cleared up for some fun wandering around among all the animals.

Three-year-old Ben enjoyed the monkeys, especially climbing on several different statues of them.

Fiona enjoys the view atop a panda statueFiona, 5, got inside the head of a dinosaur skull and sat atop a panda’s head.

Olivia, 11, and Rose, 9, were interested in some obscure animals like the fisher cat.

We also observed father lion lying with his young’uns, a resting tiger and an anteater carrying a baby atop her back. And we walked all around the outdoor giant panda habitat before finally finding the two main attractions of the zoo chomping on some bamboo branches inside.

At the end of the day, Fiona was so tired that I ended up pushing her in a stroller, and poor Ben was asleep, missing out on seeing the pandas.


About mariannedc

I just moved from Albany, NY, to the Washington, DC, area and many friends and former co-workers want to hear about my life here. So this seemed like a great way to do that.
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One Response to Visiting the National Zoo

  1. ANNE PAYE says:

    Oh, the joy of family in DC!

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