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February 2015

China's State Forestry Administration Released Giant Panda Census Data Earlier Today
"As the only species of bear on the IUCN red list, and an icon for species conservation, it's vital for scientists to keep monitoring the wild population of giant pandas. Every panda counts," said Steve Monfort, director of Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute.

January 2015

Golden Lion Tamarin Dies at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
We are very sad to announce the death of 6-year-old golden lion tamarin Izabel, who died at the Small Mammal House Jan. 29.
Photo Release: Bao Bao's First Time Playing in the Snow
As the year’s first blanket of snow coated the Washington, D.C. area today, giant panda Bao Bao spent much of the morning playing in it for the very first time. The sixteen month-old panda cub tumbled down the hill in her outdoor enclosure, climbed trees and pounced on her mother Mei Xiang.