News Archive 2006
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- Tiger Cubs Born at National Zoo
A Sumatran tiger at the National Zoo gave birth to a litter of three cubs on May 24.
- National Zoo's Sloth Bear Cub
Goes on Exhibit
The newest bear cub at the National Zoo will greet visitors for the first time on May 23. The 4 1/2-month-old male sloth bear is now old enough to begin exploring his outdoor exhibit under the watchful eye of his mother.
- National Zoo Euthanizes Elderly Cheetah
A 12-year-old female cheetah with chronic kidney failure was euthanized May 21, at the National Zoo, after a rapid decline in the animal’s condition.
- First Cheetah Cubs Born at the National Zoo Heading West
The two male cheetahs from the National Zoo's first litter will be leaving the Zoo soon for the Milwaukee County Zoo as part of the Cheetah Species Survival Plan.
- National Zoo's Small Mammal House Exhibits New Animals
A group of meerkats and two litters of Prevost's squirrels are now delighting visitors with their frisky antics at the National Zoo's Small Mammal House.
- National Zoo Welcomes Two Young Sea Lions
Two female California sea lion pups are the latest arrivals in the Beaver Valley section of the National Zoo. The 10-month-old pups were rescued in June 2005 on separate beaches in California.
- African Lion Euthanized at National Zoo
Tsavo, a 17-year-old African lion, was euthanized March 17 at the National Zoo, following a dramatic decline in his physical condition and quality of life.
- National Zoo Artificially Inseminates Asian Elephant
Continuing two decades of elephant conservation and research, National Zoo elephant experts and a team of German veterinary scientists have completed the first of what may be two artificial insemination procedures on Shanthi, one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants.