“Tickets are now on sale for the National Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo event, held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo, more than 60 breweries from around the world will travel to D.C. for the beer tasting extravaganza, all in support of wildlife conservation. Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will be joined by popular microbreweries including DC Brau Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, and New Belgium Brewing Company. (more…)
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Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day for a great free concert at the National Zoo to benefit the Sumatran Tigers, but the show was quickly ruined when a fan was forcibly and wrongfully arrested for standing and clapping at the show.
Sure, he was asked to sit down by one officer and booed by other concert goers for standing in the first place, but nobody came to the guy’s defense when 5 200 pound cops took down a 100 pound kid for enjoying the music he was there to see. What I have seen on twitter, instagram, etc., are a bunch of people cheering on the cops (which happened at the show) for arresting him, yet the park director or even the band never even asked people to remain seated during the show. When the kid first stood up, one guitarist thanked the kid for his crowd participation, but then stayed tight lipped when he was hauled off, only to later joke “that’s what we get for hiring the Hell’s Angels to do security.
I understand the issue of common courtesy, but again, this was no “majority rules” as some people claim – or at least I was not asked to vote – and it was never announced that it was a seated only show. I am not one to encourage protests or start riots, but I think it is appalling that my peers, fellow concert goers and supporters of music and Saving the Tigers! just sat there and cheered as someone was arrested for standing at a concert.
Open to any feedback, as I know many disagree. Thanks for reading.”
Ed. Note: DCist quotes a Zoo spokesperson’s response:
Last night at the concert, where guests were sitting on the lawn, one person stood up and was blocking the audience’s view of the band. He was repeatedly asked to sit down and resisted the requests. He was removed when he didn’t cooperate and was turned over to MPD.
“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today an arrest has made in connection to the shooting that occurred in the 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW
On Monday, April 21, 2014, at approximately 5:17 pm, an individual fired a handgun multiple times outside of the zoo striking two individuals who suffered non-life threatening injuries. An in-depth investigation has indicated that a lone gunman was responsible for this offense.
On Saturday, May 03, 2014, Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male from Southwest, DC and charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).
Today’s arrest demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the dedicated men and woman of the Metropolitan Police Department and its partners in law enforcement to aggressively pursue these types of crimes. Gun violence in our city is unacceptable. As a team, we will continue to methodically investigate these types of crimes and protect our city. Particular to this arrest, the use of firearms in a violent act will not be tolerated in the District of Columbia. The Metropolitan Police Department has worked tirelessly on this matter to ensure the perpetrator would be apprehended and were assisted by the Metro-Transit Police, the Zoo Police, Prince George’s County PD, several other government agencies, and citizens. The Metropolitan Police Department along with the close cooperation of its citizens will not relent in bringing to justice those who wield illegal guns and carelessly risk the public’s safety. This arrest should serve as a reminder to criminals that law enforcement will continue to pursue individuals engaged in violent criminal activity.”
“I saw a teen being arrested, horses bikes helicopters, huge police presence!”
A reader also tweets us just before 6pm:
“Pop pop pop” at the zoo. Hoping it’s fireworks. Police helicopter and units suggest otherwise.”
Confirmed by MPD:
“Shooting_1752 hrs._2300 Connecticut Avenue NW”
“This afternoon at approximately 5:17 pm, two individuals were the victims of non-life threatening gunshot wounds while walking in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. At the time of this offense, there was a large crowd of people patronizing the National Zoo and there may be witnesses to this crime. Anyone with information on this offense is encouraged to contact the MPD Crime Information Center on 202-727-9099. The police report numbers to this case are 14-055-269. You are not required to provide your name, address, or other pertinent information.”
Ed. Note: We spoke about gun shots in Woodley Park on Mon. 4/14 here.
Photo: Nicole MacCorkle/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
We knew Bao Bao might venture outside this week – suffice it to say – she’s digging it. From the National Zoo:
“Tall tale of the day: Bao Bao climbed a tree this morning. It was the highest she’s been yet!”
“The trees all have metal collars around them, which prevent Bao Bao from climbing to any height that could be potentially dangerous. Bao Bao has climbed up and down the tree in Mei’s yard successfully several times today. Although Bao Bao is enjoying her time in the tree, our keepers want to be sure she comes down before the end of the day. As part of her training, first they will call her to see if she will come down on her own. If she doesn’t respond, they will use a ladder to retrieve her. Bao Bao is perfectly safe and exhibiting expected cub behavior.”
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