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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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Lilycove at Shady Grove


Lilycove is not actually a real place anywhere near the Shady Grove Metro. Lilycove is a fictional city (with an art museum called the Lilycove Museum) in the imaginary world of Pokémon. The imaginary world of Pokémon, meanwhile, has recently … 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 … 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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Holiday Photos: National Zoo


These photos are from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park’s ZooLights and Gin-grr-bread Habitat Competition in 2010, in which gingerbread artists built dwellings designed for lions. (This year’s contest involves building a gingerbread habitat for pandas.)

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