Welcome the Guenons!
July 31, 2015
The Zoo has a new troop of seven monkeys! It's a mixed-species group of guenons. Learn all about our new monkeys, and about guenons, in this Q&A with primate curator Meredith Bastian and keepers Alexandra Reddy and Elliott Rosenthal.
Meet Calaya, our new western lowland gorilla!
April 14, 2015
Calaya, a western lowland gorilla, is now on exhibit at the National Zoo. Keepers describe the 12-year-old female as confident and socially-savvy. She arrived at the National Zoo from the Woodland Park Zoo on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' western lowland gorilla Species Survival Plan.
May 20, 2013
Kyle and Batang—our 17-year-old Bornean orangutans—have received a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Plan.
October 31, 2013
Nineteen-year-old female gorilla Kigali moves to the Sedgewick County Zoo.
Gorilla Group Social Structure
February 28, 2013
As our young male gorillas Kwame and Kojo mature, the social structure of the gorilla group changes and adapts.