We are sad to announce that a 30-year-old male kori bustard at the Bird House died Aug. 1. A pathology report will...Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Monday, August 3, 2015
We’re excited to share the discovery of the first new canid species in Africa in 150 years! Meet the African golden...Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Thursday, July 30, 2015
Visiting the Elephant Community Center, you may notice a new accessory in Kandula’s yard. It’s a crate. A 17-foot-long,...Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015
The Smithsonian's National Zoo recently welcomed two species of guenons to its zoological family: four Allen's swamp monkeys and three Schmidt's red-tailed monkeys.
February 12, 2015
Giant anteater Maripi gave birth to a female pup the night of January 24. Keepers monitored both Maripi and her pup via a closed circuit camera. Within 48 hours keepers became concerned that the pup was not thriving.
January 23, 2015
The Smithsonian's National Zoo's attendance varies greatly throughout the year varying from a few hundred visitors per day in January to more than 25,000 visitors per day in April. To safely and securely handle the crowds, the Zoo implements temporary access control during high traffic times.