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Take a Walk at the Zoo - OU0150

 The National Zoo

Hidden by  rob3k

N 38° 55.795' W 77° 03.304' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > District of Columbia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: b.d.   Distance to Travel: 1.50 mi
 Date Hidden: 28 October 2010
 Date Created: 04 November 2010
 Last Modified: 05 November 2010
 Waypoint: OU0150


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
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2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This is a 6 stage virtual cache which will lead you to several different sections of the National Zoo in Washington DC.  The zoo is free, but parking in the zoo's lots is not.  There are unmetered street spots on sections of Connecticut and on side streets such as Garfield and Cathedral which are free and do not require a permit to park on weekends and evenings.

In order to claim a find on this cache, e-mail me the answer to the question for each of the 6 additional waypoints.

In addition, in order to log a find, you need to have physically visited this cache's location. In other words, please no armchair logging.  If one of the spots are inaccessible on a given day due to renovations, just answer the questions for the accessible areas.

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Interesting PlaceN 38° 55.795'
W 77° 03.304'
 Question 1:
The entrance to the zoo is guarded by a pair of lions. Facing towards the zoo, which of the lions (left or right) has his mouth slightly open? 
Interesting PlaceN 38° 55.859'
W 77° 03.128'
 Question 2:
The coordinates will bring you to a sign in the panda section of the zoo. What did the governemnt do in 1998? 
Interesting PlaceN 38° 55.855'
W 77° 03.211'
 Question 3:
This stop is in the cheetah conservation station section. What helps push off and provide traction? 
Interesting PlaceN 38° 55.911'
W 77° 03.150'
 Question 4:
What type of tree is this sign under? (Read the sign for the answer.) 
Interesting PlaceN 38° 55.820'
W 77° 03.071'
 Question 5:
One of the signs along the rail at this elephant viewing spot explains "How can you help? Don't eat ____" (Bottom right section of sign.) 
Interesting PlaceN 38° 55.733'
W 77° 02.799'
 Question 6:
How many pounds of meat do zoo tigers eat each day? 


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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

3 27 August 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment


1 14 May 2011 sfcchaz Found it

This was a very nice cache and visit the zoo at the same time, good times. Although I did have some trouble with locating the way into the area for question #5. I circled it for about half an hour and then only saw it on the way in to the great cats exhibit. email on the way. TFTC

1 17 January 2011 Recommendation DudleyGrunt Found it

2488. FTF (finally).  Had the day off for MLK Day, so decided to head to the Zoo to claim a couple virtuals.  I took my time and enjoyed the animals, instead of rushing through and then heading off for more caches.  Thanks so much for giving me an excuse to visit for the first time since the day before I started caching (5/29/06).

In addition to the stops necessary for the cache, I spent a good amount of time with the great apes, particularly the western lowland gorillas and the orangutans - my favorites.

Though, a favorite scene today was at the lion enclosure.  The one male lion was beginning to climb down to where the pair of femail lions were, when he was sharply rebuffed by some serious growls from both.  He non-chalantly turned around and climbed back up to the top level, as if trying to say, "I didn't want to come down there, anyway.  I am the King of the Jungle and am doing exactly what I wanted to do to start with."

I was concerned that it might be a bit cold and maybe I was nuts for wanting to spend 4 or 5 hours walking around the zoo to claim two caches.  I dressed well and since there wasn't much of a wind, it was fine.

Thanks and Happy Trails!


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