On Sunday, November 17, I said goodbye to a giant panda who has been a major part of my life for the past four years.
Tag: National Zoo
Ambika: Golden Girl or Energizer Bunny?
“Ambika! I remember visiting her as a young girl!” an Elephant House patron exclaimed to keeper Kayleigh Sullivan. Kayleigh, smiling, said that she hears that
Penguins at the National Zoo: A Failed Experiment?
I struggled writing this piece, but I have to keep in mind that many stories from zoos past are not uplifting. It only highlights how
Lions, Tigers, and Whatsitbears…
Given that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo currently houses only three species of bears (don’t get me wrong—they’re really great bears!), it’s crazy to think that
Hippo Hippo Burnin’ Love
There might be a “big” reason that Valentine’s Day and National Hippo Day are back-to-back (February 14 and 15). After all, what greater romance involves
Bimbo’s Miraculous Reunion
To say that the Wells family was shocked to discover that Bimbo was living just a few miles away at the National Zoo is a serious understatement. Kenneth and Margaretta Wells, along with their two children, had spent four years in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the Reverend Dr. Kenneth served as headmaster of the Prince […]