Lazy Days of Summer at the National Zoo

On a warm summer’s day at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. there were only a few animals stirring. Most of them were human. But among the animal kingdom:

A clouded leopard yawned, then fell back to sleep.

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Nearby, a fish cat snoozed on its perch.

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But the birds were more awake. The emu was inquisitive.

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The white-naped cranes called one another

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The flamingoes were out in force.

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The Kori Bustard posed. The burrowing owl was looking for dinner.

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The elephant was a huge hit. Suggestion: if  you want to visit the zoo, go at dusk or early in the day. Lesson learned. DSC09156

 

 

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