|Photo by Smithsonian National Zoo|
by Peggy Robin
It’s certainly been a zoo-y week! There was a bobcat on the loose, with sightings reported from here to B-CC (see message #121682, passing along an alert from the principal of B-CC High School, now proven to have been a false alarm). And while this extremely cute bobcat was hogging the media spotlight, there was a Twitter war going on between fans of the National Zoo and fans of the Virginia Zoo over who had the cutest babies. To quote the catchphrase of weird news devotee Dave Barry, we are NOT making this up! See: https://twitter.com/VAAquarium/status/824271514870620160/photo/1 - start at the bottom, and scroll upwards.
Zoo-mania will continue into next week with the “Bye Bye to Bao Bao” parties, starting with the exclusive-to-FONZ event next Saturday from 9 – 11 AM:
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/membership/news/bye-bye-bao-bao, which gives you plenty of time to join, and get your members-only invitation. Or you can choose from one of the EIGHTEEN other public farewell events, either at the Zoo or online, taking place between Thursday, February 16 and Monday, February 20. See the link below for the full schedule of send-off activities:
Bobcats coming and going, pandas going…. Life is always exciting when the Zoo is your neighbor.
Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland ParkListserv and on All Life Is Local, usually on Saturday but occasionally on Sunday.