Easter Monday at the Zoo

Photo courtesy of
‘Petting Ponies’
courtesy of ‘tiffanywashko’

This coming monday, Easter Monday, the National Zoo will host its annual event, Celebrating the African American Family from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The day’s many festivities include an appearance by the Easter Bunny, an Easter Egg Hunt and Roll, arts and crafts and various animal shows. I’m particularly interested in the “Meet a Naked Mole Rat” demonstration, I don’t know about you. There will also be food, delicious food.

The event is free and the show will go on rain or shine (although the weather looks decent; 56* and sunny). Maybe you’ll catch a glipse of the most adorable additions to the zoo, or Harrison Ford. So much zoo love this week!

Photo courtesy of
‘3 children’
courtesy of ‘flasporty’

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: acaciaO@welovedc.com or follow her on twitter.

2 thoughts on “Easter Monday at the Zoo

  1. The Clouded Leopard cubs are actually out at the Zoo’s facility in Front Royal. It’s not clear if they’ll ever be part of the exhibit downtown.

  2. I’m sure they don’t discriminate, but where exactly are the African American families that are supposedly being celebrated in these pictures?