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Adele Got a Private Tour of the National Zoo

Adele, photographed earlier this year. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

During her concert at the Verizon Center Monday night, Adele mentioned that she visited Smithsonian’s National Zoo during her stay, and that she loved it.

A zoo spokesperson confirmed that Adele received a private tour led by Associate Director for Animal Care Sciences Brandie Smith.

The Grammy-winning singer is apparently very fond of zoos–she was spotted strolling in the Toronto Zoo a few days ago with her son and her dog. And last month she hit Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo.

On Twitter, some fans lamented not having the chance to run into Adele.

The singer plans another Verizon Center concert Tuesday evening. Kate Bennett reports Adele was “spotted heading into the White House this morning.”

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