Amazonia Habitat at the National Zoo

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Amazonia Habitat at the National Zoo

We have beautiful weather in Maryland and Dolores and I decided to drive into Washington, DC and spend the day at the National Zoo.  We like to see all of the exhibits and photograph the animals.  Today, we especially enjoyed visiting the Amazonia exhibit and recommend it to you on your next visit to the National Zoo.  The Following information is from the website for the National Zoo.

About Amazonia  

Amazonia, the largest and most complex exhibit ever built at the National Zoo, opened to the public in 1992. The 15,000-square-foot rainforest habitat of the exhibit includes a cascading tropical river and a 55,000-gallon aquarium for the display of Amazon River fish.

Within Amazonia’s dome, visitors find a living tropical forest with more than 350 species of plants, including 50-foot-tall trees, tropical vines, and epiphytes. This habitat is also home to dozens of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects typical of the Amazon Basin, all moving throughout the exhibit. Smooth-sided toads and silver-beaked tanagers breed freely, titi monkeys jump from branch to branch, a two-toed sloth hides behind large leaves, white-bellied hummingbirds zip about. link tomore

link toTake a virtual tour of the exhibit.
click toTake an audio tour of the exhibit.

Visitors can explore the field station of Dr. Brasil, an imaginary biologist whose equipment, notes, and specimens shed light on the exciting scientific work being carried out in this infinitely complex environment.

Amazonia staff and FONZ volunteers circulate throughout the exhibit, answering questions and pointing out aspects of the habitat's plants and animals that are not easily recognizable to the unpracticed eye.

Next to the Amazonia exhibit is the Amazonia Science Gallery, a 10,000-square-foot educational gallery. They gallery includes exhibits that look at biological processes that take place in the rainforest, Smithsonian research in Amazonia and other tropical rainforests, and up-to-the-minute information on environmental events in Amazonia and throughout the world.

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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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May 10, 2012 06:43 PM
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Roy & Dolores,

This photo is proof positive why the Lion is the King of the Jungle. What a magnificent animal. He's somone you can easily revere and respect.

I love this photo! It would look great hanging in my office with all my other wild animals! 

May 10, 2012 08:45 PM
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Hi Roy, That is such a wonderful photo and proves you are a great phootographer who knows how to compose and caprtue his subject. Well done and this Lion would be proud to know he madee the internet in your blog. Be sure to let him know, :-)
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My gosh, Roy, the Amazonia exhibit must be impressive to see live - thanks so much for including the link to the virtual tour - now we know that the National Zoo will be a "must see" on our next trip to DC!

May 10, 2012 10:37 PM
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Good morning to all.  Dolores and I always enjoy our visits to the National Zoo.  We need to resolve to go more frequently.  I will post some pictures when I have a chance go get them on the computer.

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May 11, 2012 03:14 AM
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Roy, what a wonderful are you live in! There is always something to do or a place to visit. Enjoy your day!

May 11, 2012 03:26 AM
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Roy, you are so lucky to live close enough to drive in for a visit.  That lion looks so regal.  He was definitely having a great "hair day".

May 11, 2012 11:35 AM
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Roy, you are blessed, the lion posed for you to take a great shot. Thanks for sharing & have a marvelous weekend.

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Good evening to all.  I always appreciate your comments.  Dolores and I spent today at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  It is one of our favorite destinations for day trips.  The spring flowers are bloom and the gardens are beautiful.

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Roy - That lion looks crisp and clear enough to pounce off the screen at me.  Wonderful stuff!  It seems that Amazonia would allow folks to take an exotic trip without ever leaving the United States.

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!

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Thanks, Myrl.  It is always fun to photograph animals at the National Zoo.

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Roy, I've ALWAYS wanted to visit the National Zoo.  I've heard so many great things about it.  And, hasn't everyone always wanted to run their hands through a lion's mane just once?  I would love to know how it feels. 

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Oh that is an awesome picture of that lion. I've been to the national zoo, and it's an amazing place. That was over 15 years ago, and I need to go back again. My mother in law lives in DC, so it would be easy to get back there.

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Good Sunday morning.  I always appreciate your comments.  I will post some more pictures from our recent visit to the National Zoo.  

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Hi Roy,

 I just adore going to zoos and this habitat sounds wonderful. The next time I am in DC, I will have to go there. Thanks for the great pictures.

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Good to hear from you, Kristin.

Have an outstanding weekend.


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