Project 365/317 – Lions and Bears

One cannot be at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and not enjoy the Lions and Bears as well. Next to the Tiger pit were the two sister lions – Shera and Nababiep. These elegant cats enjoying the warm morning sun.

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The morning sun was also putting the Sloth Bear to sleep. Sitting upright on the bamboo wall, this bear was truly luxuriating.

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High in a tree, the Red Panda was tucked in for their mid-morning nap. How he thinks this is a comfortable bed escapes me.

Red Panda

Red Panda

Only the Giant Panda was quietly sniffing around, looking for a snack.

Giant Panda

Giant Panda

I don’t know about you, but a nap in the morning sounds like a great idea to me.

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

John Lubbock

14 thoughts on “Project 365/317 – Lions and Bears

  1. Animals are wiser than people when it comes to sleeping patterns. Apart from nocturnal animals, you don’t find any ‘working’ in the dark and defying nature like humans do. I just wish I could hibernate like bears do!

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