Category Archives: National Zoological Park

Happy holidays 2020


Here are some photos from holidays past, when going places and doing things and visiting museums and attending events and gathering with loved ones were possible: And here is my artistic rendition of Christmas 2020:

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Monochromatic Monday: Yellow


I have a lot on my mind but no cohesion to it at the moment. So here are some sunny pictures!

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Monochromatic Monday: Green


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Monochromatic Monday: Blue


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Remembering the Brightest Jack O’Lantern


The thing about your family acquiring multiple pets in their youth over the course of a few years is that they grow old together and then break your heart while it’s already broken. This is my third cat eulogy post … Continue reading

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Ollie and Olivia


Ollie is the National Zoo’s bobcat who recently made headlines by escaping her enclosure, possibly by crawling through a hole in the mesh fence, and disappearing for about three days until she was found back on the zoo’s campus near … Continue reading

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Photos: The Animals in the Living Collections


The majority of my five most recent posts did not have any photos, because the majority were about places I have not actually visited. But I did see the same kinds of animals today at the National Zoo:

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The Gorilla in the Zoo


By now, probably everyone has heard about the gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo, recently euthanized after a small boy (the many news articles I read variously cited his age as either 3 or 4 years old) deliberately entered his … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Lions


I hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

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The Cool Museum


Earlier this month, The Washington Post published a pull-out section listing 91 recommended spots for cooling off amid the summer heat – one for each Metro stop. (Some require a bus ride from the Metro stop. The bus ride itself … Continue reading

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