Cats . . . The Big Ones! (And a few other animals, too)


Course requirements dictated that I attend a week-long colloquial in Arlington, Virginia, USA, this week. Hundreds of us, all grad students working (or hoping to work) in the mental health field converged on the city just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, to spend six intense days of study, learning and experiencing in a classroom setting. The day before classes were scheduled to begin, a friend and I took part of a day to venture into the capital district to visit the National Zoo. As you will see in the following photos, I was captivated by the big cats! Enjoy.

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19 thoughts on “Cats . . . The Big Ones! (And a few other animals, too)

    1. I love the big cats, too. I encourage everyone to visit a zoo (if it is a research zoo. Some small zoos should be closed due to improper treatment of animals. 😦 )

  1. I’ve said it over and over …. although a birder, cats are my favorite people. One photo of a lion in profile reminds me of George Washington … maybe that’s why they recruited him for the National Zoo.

    Nice work! 🙂

  2. Great shots. Love the tigers. I’ve yet to get to the National Zoo. It always seems to rain the day we plan it.

    1. Doris, thank you sooooo much for stopping by. I’m afraid that while I’m in school I just won’t be able to visit other blogs the way I did before. I love keeping up with folks, but the demands of my courses are such that I have put blogging on the back burner for a while. A pity because I enjoy blogging and the friends I made so much. Hopefully I will get back to it more when my coursework comes to an end. Again, thanks for stopping by. Hugs to you for caring. 🙂

  3. Big cats are always fun to watch. Well, from afar, that is. You got excellent shots. Love the lion! However, my definite favorites are the elephants 🙂

    1. Yes, there was distance and a large moat between the cats and me. Glad you like the shots. As to the elephants, their quarters are being enlarlged and enhanced to give them the room they need. That area won’t be finished for another year. This was the only elephant that was out when we were visiting, and I had a terrible time getting a shot of it. The new elephant quarters will be magnificent when completed. Elephants are amazing animals. AMAZING! I can understand why they are your favorite. 🙂

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