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. You can plan Washington DC trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • We went to one day was 1oC. Hard for me to imagine animals wanting to appear. I couldn't face. But I saw a lot. Pandas were in outside paseando happy. Lions were doing a roaring concert to see who roared louder. There were several things that I liked. Where everything seemed very quiet, reptiles, elephants, zoo volunteers found that talked with me, innermost of the animals. Adoreiiiiiii. Well, I'm a vet, I love knowing how much an elephant drinks, eats, poops and pees and breaks, where you were born, how long did it take you to make what you like to do more, to eat ... and still thinking enclosure, where they study the behavior of primates. every thing from beyond ameiiiiiiii
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  • We walked to the zoo, and it was very easy right down Connecticut Avenue. Easy to get in, and easy to walk around. Wonderful exhibits, and a few stands for eating. I loved the tiger's area and the gor...  more »
  • There are a lot of great things about the Zoo. So many different animals to see from all over the world. The National Zoo has done a great deal of renovating over the past few years. There is a huge n...  more »
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