Four Tiers, #Smithsoniannationalzoo, Washington DC

  We never know what animals we will see when we explore the zoo’s habitats.  We did not know which animals we would encounter when we went on safari in Africa, either.  Sometimes our safari guides watched for circling birds to alert them to a location to scout for wildlife.  Here, at the zoo, finding a crowd of onlookers is a good sign that the animals are home— and today, the lions habitat is surrounded by people.  We discover several lions at rest in this four tiered habitat with trees and dens.