Locking the gates, Officer Ron Gaines of the Zoological Park Police secures the National Zoological Park. "A lot of people visit the Zoo, even in the winter," said Gaines. He said they get a lot of joggers and bicyclists at the Zoo because of the access from the trails of Rock Creek Park. "The Zoo is a family place," said Gaines. "Sometimes I come to the Zoo on my day off."
[The National Zoo is open from 6am to 6pm in the winter, and 6am to 8pm in the summer. The Zoo's exhibit buildings are open from 10am to 430pm in the winter, and 10am to 6pm in the summer.]