Tiger cubs playing at the National Zoo in Washington, DC

Two Sumatran tiger cubs were born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, on Aug. 5, 2013. It was more than three months before they were displayed to the public, but they finally came out. I shot this on Dec. 21, so the cubs are about 4.5 months old. The mom’s name is Damai, and…

License to Describe: Defeating Washington D.C.’s Tour Guide Licensing Scheme

In Washington, D.C., talking without a license can land you in jail for 90 days. http://www.ij.org/dctours Tonia Edwards and Bill Main are lawbreakers. Nearly every day, they teach a group of people how to ride Segways, and then take them around Washington, D.C., to talk about local sights and attractions. Their business is located near…

American Trail – National Zoo in Washington, DC – Opening Day

Today (Sept. 1, 2012) was the opening day for the American Trail at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Under construction for two years, the American Trail incorporates new exhibits for the California Sea Lion, Gray Seal, Common Raven and the Gray Wolf. The other displays were all refreshed and modernized, and the result is…