It was a late December sunny Friday morning when we decided to go to the Zoo. I wanted to see some pandas and giraffes and CsLaKoNaS wanted to see some lions and tigers... We were wandering in the zoo for half an hour but there were no animals, no employees, nothing! Eh, what's going on over here? Where was everybody?
Okay, we got it! Although it was sunny, it was also December thus really really cold. The animals were inside...at their winter shelters. So, we started visiting the shelters. The first one was the one with the pandas (by the way it is also the D.C. metro's official mascot).
She is a real lady, she chops her meal and eats small morsels. On the contrary, Mr Panda tries to eat the whole branch at once!
Unfortunately, the little Panda was not at home at that moment (kids.....), so we didn't manage to take a picture of it.
We let the Panda's family have their meal and went to visit the other mammals.
On the way to the next shelter we met this guy
Here we are.... Lets see the small mammals.
The first to see was this simian, but I can't remember its race :(
You can see the male climbing on the branches and his wife sitting over their bed (woman stays home, while her husband tries to find some extra food).
Golden Lion Tamarin:
Red Ruffed Lemur:
Pale-headed Saki (eating a corn):
Now, we present you the rodents.... They are cute!
Black-tailed Prairie Dog:
Chinchilla (a sleeping couple):
Small Madagascar Tenrec:
Slender-tailed Meerkat (this was CsLaKoNaS' favorite, he took more than twenty photos of it. Well, on his defense it was really funny. We stood there for like half an hour and while one could see the rest of the Meerkats running around; this one was standing still the way you see it. All the time. It was monitoring the rest Meerkats, like a Life-Guard or something.) :Banded Mongoose:
That's enough for my post. The next post will have more pictures from the zoo. I'll just give you a taste of the next post that CsLaKoNaS is going to upload: