I went to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. last weekend and remembered why I don't like zoos. The animals looked so bored and sad. These lions were on man-made stone, not ice--I just didn't draw it very well. I had hoped to see the new baby cheetas but they weren't on display yet. The line for the pandas was about half a mile long and I decided it was just too hot to wait. So the whole experience was rather disappointing. At least I probably won't have the desire to go to the zoo again for a long time. I'll just have to be content watching the National Geographic channel on TV...and, of course, Maree's great drawings!