Two weeks ago, I ventured down to the Smithsonian National Zoo. I was accompanied by three friends, and went on the warmest, sunniest day we’ve seen in D.C. so far. I had to go to the zoo for my lab (to observe the animals and whatnot), but tried to make the best of the adventure.
The National Zoo isn’t far from where I live (maybe about a 10 minute metro riding, depending how the metro is running that day). After we got off the metro, we walked for about a 5-7 minutes to get to the entrance of the zoo. It was so wonderful walking outside that day, since it was as if the city was alive once again! On the sunniest and warmest day so far, everyone decided to break out of their homes and be outside!
We walked through the main entrance, and the zoo was rampant with children. Kids to my left, and kids to my right. They. Were. Everywhere. But the children have nothing to do with my story. The point of my story is that I got to see some pretty cool animals, and eat some delicious frozen yogurt, because that’s what you do when it’s warm outside and there’s a frozen yogurt place across the street.
My favorite part was the elephant house by far. It’s not every day that you get to see an elephant! Did you know that elephants are majestic creatures!? Their size may throw you at first, but elephants are incredibly social animals. Elephants are truly amazing!
If you ever find yourself in D.C. on a warm day, I recommend going to the zoo. It’s fun, it’s free, and there’s frozen yogurt shop right across the street, what more could you want!?