Saturday, January 01, 2011

National Zoo--including lion cubs

Today we spent a couple of hours at the National Zoo, which is conveniently just about a mile from my girlfriend's apartment.

The main purpose of the visit was to see the lion cubs that were recently born--two litters arrived a short time apart, totalling seven cubs. They are let out into the public viewing area for one hour a day. And Oh The Adorableness! We had to leave a little before the hour was over, because we had absorbed a nearly lethal dose of cuteness, what with all the rolling and frolicking and climbing and jumping and mewing and exploring and playing.

We also stopped to watch the elephants, a fishing cat, a sloth bear, a giant panda, and a clouded leopard, all of which you can see in my newest photo album on Picasa Web. If you look closely, you might even find a shot of the extremely rare and elusive wild Cardgrrl.

Pictures here:

1 comment:

Paul said...

Cool cub pics, that proud papa is standing guard BIG TIME!!!