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National Zoological Park, Washington DC
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Take a trip to National Zoological Park, home to about 1,800 animals of 300 different species--including its famous giant pandas. The nation's zoo covers 66 hectares (163 acres) with habitats for lions, bald eagles, poisonous frogs, Asian elephants, meerkats, orangutans, pythons, sloth bears, and more. Volunteers in red shirts are on hand around the zoo for advice and information about the animals. If you get hungry, you can choose from several food outlets or bring your own picnic. Plan to visit National Zoological Park during your Washington DC vacation using our convenient Washington DC trip itinerary maker.
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  • Even though it was cold, we were able to see the pandas both inside and outside. Not too many other animals were outside. 
  • The Zoo of Washington is in a neighborhood a little further away but with several options of restaurants and hotels nearby. The zoo is huge, some rare species like pandas and birds in the poultry house are amazing to see up close. For those going with kids around the whole Park can be a little tiring. A good point is that admission is free.
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  • When I came to the zoo a year ago in September the Giant Panda House was closed because of the birth of Bei Bei. I was able to visit again in November, 2016, and was so excited to see Bei Bei especial...  more »