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.
Nearby, a fish cat snoozed on its perch.
But the birds were more awake. The emu was inquisitive.
The white-naped cranes called one another
The flamingoes were out in force.
The Kori Bustard posed. The burrowing owl was looking for dinner.
The elephant was a huge hit. Suggestion: if you want to visit the zoo, go at dusk or early in the day. Lesson learned.