Caption Contest: What a Zoo!

And, we have a winner!

Update Friday, Sept. 14:

And, the winner is:

Checking out the ladies. "Well hellloo, Dollface."

Thanks for the chuckle!

Note: Elizabeth, please contact your Patch editor so that we know where to send your prize!



The opened over Labor Day weekend and you may want to take advantage of one of Washington, DC's finest (and free) attractions—the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Visiting the orangutans, tigers, elephants and other members of the animal kingdom at the National Zoo is a perfect end-of-summer activity for the whole family—and did we mention it’s free? 

One of the big attractions at the zoo is catching its residents in their environments and eavesdropping on their lives. Sometimes animals do the strangest things!

This week's photo showcases the Giant Pandas. The zoo recently was given a major pledge by Ford Motor Company for Giant Panda research. A few weeks ago we reported that the Zoo vets are starting a pregnancy watch to track the panda's gestation.

So, can you come up with a caption for what this little guy is doing in the photo?

We'll post one caption for a new photo each week, and the person with the most creative caption will win a Patch “swag kit”—complete with a tote bag, metal water bottle, magnet and pen.

Patch local editors will pick the winners. We’re a tough crowd...so make us laugh!

and tell us if you agree with our choice!

Don't forget to hit the "keep me posted" button below to stay updated on the caption contest! Keep up with all your local news with our newsletter—if you have a Patch account, click on your name, then on "newsletter" at the top right to sign up. 

The fine print:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, write a caption and post as a comment.
  • All entries must be received by Thursday of the next week at midnight Eastern time.
  • You may enter up to five captions.
  • Winners are selected at the discretion of Patch editors.
  • A single weekly winner will win a Patch tote bag, water bottle, pen and magnet with a retail value of approximately $15. We may even throw in a t-shirt.
  • See official rules attached as a PDF.
Michael Hartman September 07, 2012 at 10:11 PM
This Panda is "Bellying up to the Bar"
Elizabeth Shriver September 08, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Checking out the ladies. "Well hellloo, Dollface."
Peggy Anne September 08, 2012 at 04:12 PM
My family is gonna depanda on me to pay da bills.


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