One of the many perks of owning Washington DC real estate is access to the many museums and other places that make up the Smithsonian Institute. The Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is well worth a visit. Admission is free. The zoo is open every day of the year, except December 25th. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last admittance at 4 p.m. Regular hours begin in mid-March, and the zoo stays open until 7 p.m. once they begin. There is a huge number of animal species from all over the world. Visitors from DC homes can meet lots of different North American species. Or check out the great cats, the primates, reptiles, or even the many amazing creatures from Asia. Everyday there’s a full schedule of keeper talks and animal feedings.
Everyone from DC Homes Says a Heartfelt Goodbye to Bao Bao the Panda
The National Zoo is also dedicated to conservation, with a huge number of threatened and endangered species born at the Washington DC real estate location. The panda program coordinates with zoos in China to help grow the world’s panda population. Today sees a special, if bittersweet, event. Bao Bao, the three-year-old female panda cub, is being transferred to Chengdu, China. She will go to live at Dujiangyan Panda Base and enter the breeding program when she reaches maturity.
Visit the National Zoo to find out more about panda conservation efforts, see a daily schedule of events, and learn about all the species that live at the zoo.