|WASHINGTON, D.C. ZOO
|Tigers: This pair of tigers is resting on a
ledge in the Washington, D.C. Zoo. There are
only 5,000-7,000 wild tigers in the world.
Hunters kill them for their fur and to make
medicine from their bones.
|Flamingos: These pink flamingos have long
legs and long necks. They eat by dipping their
heads under water and scooping backward
with their heads upside down.
|Gorilla: Gorillas live throughout Africa. Adult
males are 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 310-400 pounds
(140-180 kg). In the wild, they live to be 35
years old. Gorillas eat fruits, leaves, roots, and
|Giraffe: Giraffes have long legs, long necks,
and spots. Males grow to be 17 feet (5.3 m) tall
and about 4,200 pounds (1,900 kg). They have
a life span of about 25 years in the wild.