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Three Cheetahs Back at the Washington National Zoo

This story comes to us from the National Zoo:

The three male cheetahs that left the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 2009 have returned to the National Zoo.  The 5½-year-old brothers?Draco, Granger and Zabini, named after characters in the Harry Potter stories?have been living at the Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Cheetah Science Facility in Front Royal, Va. The Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Cheetah Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding and conservation program with zoos throughout North America. In the wild, male cheetahs from the same litter live together in groups called coalitions. The bond among animals in a coalition is extremely strong, and managers maintain this natural social grouping in zoos.  The three males will continue to be housed together.

We Are Searching For Dupont Circle Community Bloggers!

Dear Greater Dupont Circle community,

We are looking for community contributors for our Dupont Circle website!  Community producers contribute blog posts and photos to our WUSA 9 "Where You Live" Dupont Circle site. 

What topics are appropriate?  Write or take photos of happenings in your community, fun happy hours or new restaurant openings, different events going on, festivals, or fairs.  Really, anything you care about in your neighborhood is what we are looking for. You can do pre-event promotional stories, or you can actually attend events and write reviews as well.  Anything that is an important issue or community news topic in Dupont Circle is welcomed----no story is too small!  

Giving Thanks

WHS has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have found forever homes for thousands of pets, we have a dedicated staff of animal lovers, plus we have generous donors and wonderful volunteers and partners who support us year round. But what we are most thankful for are the animals. They are the life blood of this organization and now it’s our turn to give thanks to them for enriching our lives.

Please join us in giving thanks to these wonderful shelter animals. Here’s what you can do:

Roller Derby: It is What We Are Thankful For!

Capitol Hill, DC---This Sunday, November 21, the DC Rollergirls will roll back into the DC Armory for the second bout of their fifth season.

Rally to Restore Sanity

    People are quibbling over how many people showed up at the rally to restore sanity on the mall Saturday. I have no idea what the real number is (200,000 or ten million), but I was at the inauguration and took the same metro stop into the city and I've never seen anything like it.     It took about an hour to get on the train and then we were packed like sardines.  At each stop the people on the train would shove closer to each other to try to get more people on. The guy next to me said sharing butt heat from the guy/girl behind him that he couldn't see was a special moment in time, it would be over soon, and he didn't want to know who it was.

Councilman Evans To Host Birthday Celebration, Inviting Whole Community

This story comes to us from Andrew Huff:

Councilmember Jack Evans will host residents from around Ward 2 on Wednesday, October 27 to celebrate his birthday and introduce his new family, including wife Michele Evans.

The event will take place in the Homer Building atrium (601 13th Street, NW) from 6:00pm-8:30pm. 

“I look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues from around the Ward and city to celebrate with me and my new family,” Evans said.  “If you are in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll stop by.”

Evans expects over 100 seniors to join him along with a host of constituents from around Ward 2.

Pretty Photos From the Taft Bridge

Here are a few photos I took from the Taft Bridge in between Woodley Park and Dupont Circle.  Can't get enough photos of D.C. in autumn...the city is so beautiful.  Send us your pics at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com and we might post them on our website or even show them on our newscast!