Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Bronze Lion Guarding the Pedestrian Entrance to the National Zoo at Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Bronze Lion Guarding the Pedestrian Entrance to the National Zoo at Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

The National Zoo in Washington DC is one of the best zoos in the United States. There are about 400 different species and about 2,000 different individual animals.

National Zoo Sign at Connecticut Avenue NW and Jewett Street NW, Washington DC

National Zoo Sign at Connecticut Avenue NW and Jewett Street NW, Washington DC

The Panda exhibit is always popular, but there are lots of other animals including Anteater, Bald Eagle, Cheetah, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Golden Pheasant, Gorilla, King Vulture, Lemur, Lion, Orangutan, Peacock, Seal, Tiger, Wallaby plus many, many other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

Links to other StationStart.com entries about the National Zoo:

Click Smithsonian National Zoological Park Website to visit the website of the Smithsonian Institution’s Smithsonian National Zoological Park Website.

The National Zoo in Washington DC is located on Connecticut Avenue NW just north of Hawthorne Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Closest Metro Station: Two Metro Stations are near the Zoo. The pedestrian entrance to the National Zoo on Connecticut Avenue NW is the same distance from both the Cleveland Park Metro Station and the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station. The main difference is that the walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station is fairly level while the walk from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station is definitely uphill.


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