We've been to the National Zoo a number of times to see the pandas.


On 12/13/05 we had tickets to see the zoo's new baby panda, Tai Shan. Below are some photos from that visit. The camera wasn't always coping too well with the glass and lighting conditions.

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Here are some pictures from the trip in mid-July 2001.

click for a larger image Mei Xiang had been playing in their pond before coming out to wrestle, hence the water drops on her fur. They were having a grand old time cavorting on the logs.

click for a larger image Mei Xiang pushed Tian Tian off the logs before running off for her nap. This is him trying to use his feet to hang onto the logs.

click for a larger image Mei Xiang dozing in the tree.

click for a larger image Three Mexican wolves are new additions to the zoo. They are waiting there until they can be released into the wild.

click for a larger image The wolves spent most of their time pacing around their enclosure. That made getting good photos rather challenging.



These are the pandas at the National Zoo in DC, from Easter weekend, 2001 (before we had the digital camera).