Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo




The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo produce a range of publications for various audiences.

National Zoo E-Newsletters

Our e-newsletters feature the latest news about the Zoo, our animals, science, exhibits, and events. Subscribe here.

Social Media

News at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute happens fast; the best way to keep up with breaking news about births, hatchings, new arrivals, scientific research, events and more is through our social media networks! Subscribe here.

Press Materials

Look in our News Room for recent press releases from the National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo, as well as an archive of past releases.

Smithsonian Zoogoer

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Smithsonian Zoogoer magazine is a benefit of FONZ membership . Those who live outside of a 200-mile radius of Washington, D.C., can join FONZ at the National level.



Scientific Publications

Each year, National Zoo staff collectively produce more than 100 scientific publications, as well as publications for popular audiences on their scientific results. A complete bibliography is available online, with links to full text, when available.

For education resources such as curriculum guides, go to Education.