The zoo in our nation’s capital has always been one of my favorites, and the Amazonia building one of my favorite Amazon River galleries anywhere. Matthew and I had a chance to spend 1/2 a day at the zoo on a beautiful Fall day this past October. All the animals were out, including the male panda. And so were the school groups…. dodging groups of screaming kids was a challenge, but we were able to beat them to Amazonia, which is a little off the beaten track in the park. Well worth the effort hiking down to it….