Posted by barb on Aug 22, 2004 in Around DC, Pictures |

We got up early this morning to go down to the National Zoo and see the new tiger cubs. The cubs are only out in the habitat from 7:30 – 9:30 AM, so we had to be up by 6:30AM to get there and watch them for a while. It was well worth it. I have an album up for our trip, but here are a few of my favorite shots:

Tiger Cub Tangle Cubs and Mamma
Tumbling Tigers Baby tigers playing
Tiger Cub Keepers Getting the Cubs Inside
Baby Tiger Handlers getting the baby tigers in
Lounging Lions
Lounging Lions Lion tumbly
Hidden Hippo Panda Tumbly
Hippo in the water Lounging Panda

Oh! One other thing. I’ve been to the zoo a couple times now, and I’ve been to the gift shop near the big cats and the one near the pandas. This was the first time I went to the one in the Visitor’s Center. Wow! This was a higher class of gift shop. It might not be the best one for the kids, but for the adults who want something a bit classier from their trip to the zoo, I strongly recommend visiting this gift shop above the others. They do still have most of the same kids-oriented toys, but in addition, there were two displays of lovely jewelry, a display of arty ceramic animals, and a large book section. I spent way too much there.

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