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Caption Contest: What a Zoo!

Caption these photos of adorable animals at the National Zoo -- and be sure to make us laugh!

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo recently welcomed a male dama gazelle, who was born to mother Fahima and father Raul.

Born on Sept. 4, this little guy was examined and zoo veteranarians say he's healthy and gaining weight. Although mom and calf will be off exhibit for a couple of weeks while they bond, you can check out photos on the zoo's Flickr page.

But before you go there—caption this photo of the new calf.

So, can you come up with a caption for what this little guy is thinking 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.
morgan gale September 15, 2012 at 03:59 PM
What? No Internet?
morgan gale September 15, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Sequestration? What is sequestration? I just got here!
Barbara September 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Born in America and Proud to be here
Blue Alpha September 17, 2012 at 02:13 AM
The Ravens lost?
Patricia J. Kelly September 17, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Really Mom...grounded?? But I WAS doing my homework on the computer........

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