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Annual ZooLights Display Begins This Weekend

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The ZooLights display depicts the zoos colorful inhabitants in equally colorful LED lights.
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The ZooLights display depicts the zoos colorful inhabitants in equally colorful LED lights.

The National Zoo is kicking off its annual ZooLights program this this weekend, and organizers expect about 130,000 people to attend.

More than 500,000 LED lights will illuminate animal silhouettes, musical displays and a new garden scene during this season's show. The program will also feature a snowless tubing track and a new carousel with hand-carved replicas of endangered species many of which are based on animals at the zoo.

The displays will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Dec. 9., then Dec. 14 through Dec. 23, and Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.


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