"National Zoo: The Rest of the Animals" National Zoo Tip by dek516
National Zoo, Washington D.C.: 50 reviews and 81 photos
Some things not to miss at the zoo:
If you like the creepy-crawlers, be sure to leave some time for the reptile house, which houses many snakes, from anacondas to cobras, huge turtles, crocodiles and lizards.
Next door to the reptile house is the small mammal house, which is home to meerkats, tamarins, hedgehogs, howler monkeys and prarie dogs, among many others.
The nearby ape house includes orangutans and gorillas-- definitely worth a look, as they're often doing something amusing.
The elephants, which come right after the great pandas, are housed next to the giant hippo. A pigmy hippo is in the same building.
The great cats area consists of several tiger and lions (kept separate of course). These can be seen at the back end of the park. Cheetas, on the other hand, can be seen on the left near the entrance.
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Directions: Metro Stops: Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams-Morgan/Cleveland Park
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