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February 2016

Media Advisory: Stamping Out Extinction Public Lecture at Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The National Zoo and National Postal Museum are teaming up with U.S. Fish and Wildlife for a free public lecture on World Wildlife Day. The lecture features Nancy Stahl and Bryan Arroyo.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Researchers Discover Widespread Malaria Parasite in White-Tailed Deer
In a serendipitous turn of events, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and partners have discovered a malaria parasite, Plasmodium odocoilei, in up to 25 percent of white-tailed deer along the East Coast of the United States. The results, published Feb. 5 in Science Advances, represent the only native malaria parasite found in mammals in the Americas and the first malaria parasite found in a deer species.
Male Przewalski’s Horse Dies at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
A 16-year-old male Przewalski’s (shah-VAL-skee) horse named Frog died suddenly under anesthesia in preparation for a reproductive assessment at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI).

January 2016

Smithsonian Scientists Piece Together Puzzle of Dramatic Wood Thrush Decline
Climate Change and Habitat Loss During Full Migratory Cycle Play Complex Roles in Overall Population Health
New Smithsonian Study Highlights Effects of the El Niño Climate Cycle on Amazonian Birds
Extreme weather conditions, like those expected with this year's powerful El Niño have strong effects on a charismatic Amazonian bird species.
Red Pandas Return to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
After a two-year hiatus, red pandas have returned to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Visitors can see them at the Small Mammal House, where they will live until upgrades to the red panda exhibit on Asia Trail are completed.
New Amphibian Study Helps Smithsonian Scientists Prioritize Frogs at Risk of Extinction
Paper Provides Most Comprehensive Look at Panama’s Amphibian Crisis to Date