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Bison Lovers to Stampede Rayburn Tonight

(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate agreed to designate Nov. 7 as National Bison Day, but the bison lobby hopes for thunderous herds Wednesday night on Capitol Hill.  

Rayburn's Gold Room hosts the 4th annual Congressional National Bison Day Reception, featuring crowd-pleasing bison sliders, booze and a cupcake tribute to the big-horned mammal.

Office Space: John Hoeven's North Dakota Wilderness (Video)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., walks Roll Call through his hunting expeditions, hockey bets and ice jam excursions.

Local Toque Lobbies City to Show Kingsman Field Some Love (Updated)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 12:58 p.m. | Restaurateur Teddy Folkman is imploring fellow pet owners to hound the DC Department of Parks and Recreation about taking better care of a dilapidated dog park.  

On Facebook, the Capitol Hill resident and man behind Granville Moore's urged animal lovers to weigh in on the issue by pinging government officials with a simple message: “Please clean up Kingsman Dog Park. We'll help.”

That Time a Congressman Killed a Lion in Zimbabwe (Video)

From left, Darryl Riley, Duane Thomas, and Howard McKinney, move an African Lion killed during a hunt in Zimbabwe by Rep. Paul Broun. The Architect of the Capitol and Chief Administrative Officer employees moved the lion from Rayburn Building to Broun's new office in Cannon on Dec. 10, 2008. (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

Long before the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by a Minneapolis dentist triggered an international outcry over the illegal hunting, one U.S. Congressman confidently bragged about killing — and eating — his own conquests.  

It also led us at CQ Roll Call to what former Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., displayed in his congressional office — a lion he killed during a hunt in Zimbabwe!  

Congress Goes to the Dogs

Dole pets Eddie during Paws for Celebration. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Life on Capitol Hill was good for a few fleeting moments Thursday, as members and staff wandered from wet-nosed critter to furry-faced charmer in pursuit of the perfect cuddle.  

The Paws 4 Celebration event was designed as a way to get readily adoptable pets in front of big-hearted staffers.

Bob Dole, Pet Adoption Ambassador

   

Attention: Bob Dole is inviting pet lovers from across the political spectrum to mingle Thursday with homeless critters on the hunt for bipedal companionship. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is helping coordinate the fourth annual “Paws for Celebration” adoption event, in conjunction with the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. The opportunity to find a furry bestie is scheduled to take place in Cannon 345 from noon until 2:30 p.m. Thursday.  

‘Sharknado 3’ — a Most Patriotic Disaster Flick (Video)

   

SAN DIEGO — Donkeys and elephants had their shot at uniting the country. Filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante believes the Great White will succeed where all others have failed.  

Ed Royce Wants to Get Wild

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce plans to bear down on anti-poaching efforts Wednesday by hosting a super serious policy discussion — followed by a two-hour mixer featuring free booze, nosh and face time with utterly irresistible critters.  

If history is any guide, the happy hour-ish gathering, which is scheduled to take place in 2172 Rayburn from 5 to 7 p.m., should be completely overrun by interns and staff jockeying to snap selfies with exotic guests corralled by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  

Alpacas on the National Mall

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In addition to great music, food and fun  from Peru planned for the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, there will be alpacas.