Asia Trail, a series of exhibits that opened in 2006, is home to seven Asian species: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, a Japanese giant salamander, and giant pandas.
See a map of Asia Trail, read about the animal habitats, and learn about Asia Trail's green elements.
In a poll conducted on the Zoo’s Facebook page, 830 fans elected to name the cub Hank, a moniker that combines the cubs’ parents’ names, Hana and Francois. more
The National Zoo will soon welcome Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, into the Zoo's existing herd. She will be on loan from the Baton Rouge Zoo. more
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Watching Sloth Bears:
One adult male and two adult female sloth bears live at the Zoo. You may see the bears climbing, foraging for insects, or sleeping. Native to India, Sri Lanka, and southern Nepal, sloth bears carry young on their backs.
Sloth Bear Facts | Download the Zoo's app to watch this cam on your smartphone
Check out the Zoo map and plot your own "Asia Trail" through the Zoo.