Elizabeth (sistinas) wrote,

lion and tigers and bears, oh my!

The weather yesterday was just perfect and as it was only about 80 degrees and slightly overcast (which is nearly unheard of for July!) and as I had the day off from work I decided it would be a perfect day to head to the zoo, so kisarazumama and I took the metro down and had a wonderful day wandering around.

I finally got a chance to play with my 70-200mm lens and got some nice shots of the animals. Also decided it would be a good idea to join the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and as FONZ members get free parking I have a feeling I will be heading down there a lot more frequently! :) Plus they gave me a free stuffed panda :)

Some pix below the cut, more on my flickr -


sloth bears
sloth bears

the otter parade - all of a sudden they just started forming a line and walking off together

otter parade

giant panda

giant panda

giant bumblebees

professionally cute meerkat

golden lion tamarin posing for cell phone - these little guys are so cute I could watch them all day
gold lion tamarin

giant elephant shrew
giant elephant shrew

very randy tree shrews made for pr0n shots
randy tree shrews

big bullfrog
big frog

peering tiger
peering tiger




and the king of beasts looking suitably regal

lion portrait



caracal (photo a bit blurry a I was shooting through link fence)


komodo dragon
Komodo dragon1

the red panda is one of the cutest damn things i've ever seen!

red panda

red panda
Tags: fonz, national zoo, pandas, the zoo, tigers
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