Wild Animals Spotted in Capitol Hill

This lion lives at the National Zoo.

Lions, tigers and bears have been spotted all around the Hill–as part of a new no-contact kids’ activity: Safari Hunt. Aside from fun for kids, the safari is intended to raise awareness to help protect wildlife at risk during the coronavirus due to an uptick in poaching.

This activity was spearheaded by Elizabeth Gordon, a Mom on the Hill and founder of Extraordinary Journeys, and supported by the Capitol Hill Community Window Art group, which you can join.

Here are the details from Elizabeth: 

  1. Add your animals – stuffed, photos, coloring pages – to your windows, and then put your address on the map. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IQhtvjwCKC8cHxLGpWb3ZJHjqm3qm51I&usp=sharing
  2. Go on safari! Take pics of your littles with their binoculars and safari gear (or just sweatpants, because pandemic) scouting for neighborhood wildlife! Post your pics on social and tag us on Instagram and Facebook at @ejafrica. (click on the map above to find the animals)
  3. Come home and learn about the animals on our website trivia game!
  4. Learn from one of the world’s leading rhino conservation specialists. For our grown-ups and older children, we’ve contacted our friend and partner, Map Ives, the director of Rhino Conservation Botswana, who was featured in the Times piece, and he’s generously offered to join us on a Zoom call so we can learn more about rhinos in Africa. Email me to get more details elizabeth@ejafrica.com
  5. Consider making a donation to help conservation and anti-poaching efforts. 

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