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Critically Endangered Red-Ruffed Lemurs Born at the National Zoo

April 20, 2016

Small Mammal House keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are celebrating the birth of three critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs born April 5 to 6-year-old mother Molly.


Kids’ Farm Reopens Tomorrow, April 16, at the National Zoo

April 15, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo lifted its temporary quarantine on the Kids’ Farm exhibit that has been in effect since Feb. 26 after E. coli stx 1 gene bacteria was discovered in a few of the animals. After seven weeks of quarantine, no animals showed any sign of disease associated with the E. coli, and no staff had been affected.

25 Scimitar-Horned Oryx To Be Reintroduced to the Wild in Chad

April 13, 2016

For the first time, scimitar-horned oryx are going to be reintroduced to the wild in Chad. Extinct in the wild since the mid-1980s, the species’ return is the result of the Environment Agency—Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the government of Chad’s Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction Program. Researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) will be working as part of the program to monitor the herd remotely after the reintroduction.

Smithsonian-tracked “Ghost Bird” Takes Flight

April 12, 2016

Researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) and partners are celebrating the start of migration this month with a single long-billed curlew they outfitted with a satellite tag in December 2015.

Black Footed Ferret Dies at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

April 11, 2016

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) lost a senior male black-footed ferret following a routine procedure Wednesday, April 6.

Media Alert: National Zoo’s American Trail Exhibit Temporarily Closed

March 17, 2016

American Trail will be closed for the remainder of the day and is expected to open in the morning.

National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and Central Zoo Authority of India Launch Advanced Training Program

March 17, 2016

Officials from the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the Central Zoo Authority from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Republic of India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to launch an advanced professional training program focusing on zoo animal husbandry and medicine.

New Head of Finance and Administration Named at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

March 15, 2016

Jose Escoto has been named associate director for Finance and Administration at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C., effective today. As head of Finance and Administration, Escoto will assist Zoo director Dennis Kelly in the overall planning, development and management of the Zoo’s administration, operations, human resources, safety and information technology.

Photo Release: Allen’s Swamp Monkey Born at the National Zoo

March 11, 2016

Primate keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are celebrating the birth of an Allen’s swamp monkey, born overnight March 9 to 9-year-old mother Layla. The baby was sired by 15-year-old father Nub Armstrong.

Photo Release: Two Maned Wolf Pups Born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

March 11, 2016

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) welcomed two maned wolf pups earlier this winter. The pups, born Jan. 3, are starting to venture out of the den where they were born.


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