Not quite as awesome as the Van Gogh cards but still pretty sweet.
From a press release:
“The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating 125 years of welcoming visitors from all over the world to one of Washington’s most popular tourist destinations, and Metro is joining in the fun by offering four limited-edition Zoo Anniversary SmarTrip Cards.
Each reusable plastic card comes pre-loaded with $8 in stored fare value for a total price of $10 and features popular zoo baby residents, including giant panda cub Bao Bao, Sumatran tiger cubs Bandar and Sukacita, African lion cubs, and a gray seal pup named Rona.
The commemorative cards are now available online at www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip and at Metro-operated sales offices. They will be accessible in all Metrorail station dispensers by July 4, while supplies last.
On July 4, Metro staff will also be available for hand-sales of the limited-edition cards at the following stations: Shady Grove, Greenbelt, Largo Town Center, New Carrollton, Branch Avenue, Franconia-Springfield, Vienna and Pentagon City.
Metro riders can present their Zoo SmarTrip card at the Zoo’s three main gift shops for 10% off all purchases.”