Smithsonian's National Zoo in the News
That Cuddly Kitty is Deadlier Than You Think Read more.
Billie Jean, National Zoo’s Andean Bear, Carries Cubs in Mouth Read more.
Corridors Critical for India’s Big Cats Receives Order of Merit Read more.
Smithsonian National Zoo Keeper Kathy Brader Receives Order of Merit Read more.
2 Andean bear cubs born at National Zoo Read more.
Elephant Relocation Scheme Fails to Prevent Deaths Read more.
Zoo vultures acclimate to civil surroundings. Read more.
Zoolights 2012 Brightens Up the Holidays. Read more.
National Zoo in DC Opens Solar-Powered 'Conservation Carousel' Featuring Endangered Species. Read more.
National Zoo Mourns Loss of Soyono, Sumatran Tiger. Read more.
POPSCINovember 20, 2012
Today's Turkeys Are Genetically Barren Compared To Their Wild Ancestors. Read more.
NBC NewsNovember 14, 2012
Rare Bird Indeed: Count Reveals Scrub Jay Among Rarest in U.S. Read more.
Humans Alter Wildlife Along Appalachian Trail. Read more.
Pandas and the Other Animals Chill-Axing at the Zoo. Museums and Zoo Open Tomorrow. Read more.
Washington PostOctober 27, 2012
US Wildlife Agency Joins Smithsonian Conservation Education Effort with George Mason University.
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Dedicates New Facilities. Read more.
TIMEOctober 11, 2012
National Zoo Panda Cub Died of Lung and Liver Problems. Read more.
Health of Marine Ecosystems Associated With Health of Manatees. Read more.
Joy Turns to Despair at National Zoo as Newborn Panda Is Found Dead. Read more.
WJLASeptember 13, 2012
Olympic Sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin Delight in Visit With National Zoo’s Cheetah Cubs. See the photos.
National Zoo Unveils New Trail for Sea Lions, Wolves and Other Critters. Read more.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo: Visit Pandas Without Trekking to DC. Read more.
National Zoo's Ceetah Cubs to Be Named After Fastest U.S. Sprinters. Read more.
Frozen Sperm Offer a Lifeline for Coral. Read more.
Associated PressJuly 20, 2012
After Decades, Cuban Crocodiles Born at DC Zoo.
New York TimesJuly 5, 2012
Matchmaking at Zoos Is Rising for Threatened Species.
Burrowing Owls and Kori Bustards Debut at National Zoo. Read more.
Associated PressJune 24, 2012
What Was He Thinking? Study Turns to Ape Intellect.
DCistJune 18, 2012
National Zoo Wants You to Help Name Its Howler Monkey. Read more.
Twin Fishing Cats Born at National Zoo. Read more.
WTOPJune 7, 2012
Cheetah Cubs at the National Zoo Get a Check-Up. Read more.
Noah's Ark built to save frogs in peril. Watch now.
To Save Some Species, Zoos Must Let Others Die. Read more.
Washington PostMay 23, 2012
After rocky start with mom, Smithsonian’s National Zoo is hand-raising 2 cheetah cubs.
Female Coatis Help Unrelated Offspring Steal Food. Read more.
National Zoo Welcomes 11 New Small-Clawed Otters. Read more.
Washington PostMay 3, 2012
Shanthi is a 36-year-old Asian elephant at the Smithsonian's National Zoo who is using her trunk to make music. She has taken to the harmonica, turning out tunes that have her handlers buzzing.