28 January 2014

Day 54 / 103 - Smithsonian Animal Cams

We celebrated New Year's Eve in Washington D.C. and of course made a visit to the National Zoo.  While we were there, we discovered that we could take a virtual visit to the zoo any day of the week by tuning into one of their live web cams.  Well I must confess, since we've practically been snowed in since our return, we've spent many hours virtually visiting the zoo's animals.  Here are two of our favorite animal cams:

There is a six month old female baby panda at the zoo who made her public appearance last week.  However, Bao Bao has been visible since shortly after her birth on the Panda Cam (here).  We check in on her several times a day.  She is often sleeping or nursing, but occasionally she will be doing something ridiculously cute.  It's always worth the time to see what she is up to. 

Last Friday, one of the zoo's African lionesses gave birth to two cubs.  Their Lion Cub Cam went live yesterday, and you can watch the newborns and their mama (mostly sleep and recover) here.  I'm sure they will be active before too long.

The Lion and Panda Cams are not their only Live Cams.  You can see the entire list here.  If you're snowed in for another day or two, it's definitely worth a virtual trip.

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