12 Days of ZooLights: Hummingbird

12 Days of ZooLights


Haven't made it to the National Zoo this holiday season? Catch up on what you're missing with our 12 Days of ZooLights. From Nov. 23 to Jan. 1, the zoo presents a sparking light display featuring sculptures of many of the zoo’s most popular animals. We're sharing one with you each day.

Today's animal: Hummingbird

ZooLights debut: The hummingbird display was first featured in 2007.

Number of lights used: 350

Habitat: Hummingbirds are only found in the Americas in large cities and forested areas.

At the zoo: There are no hummingbirds at the zoo currently.

Bet you didn't know... Hummingbirds cannot hop or walk.


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