Red Pandas Return to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
January 7, 2016
After a two-year hiatus, red pandas have returned to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Visitors can see them at the Small Mammal House, where they will live until upgrades to the red panda exhibit on Asia Trail are completed.
Male Scimitar-Horned Oryx Dies at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
December 16, 2015
Animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) humanely euthanized an elderly male scimitar-horned oryx named Dr. Bob Dec. 14. A final pathology report will provide more information in the coming weeks. Dr. Bob was 18 years old. The median life expectancy for scimitar-horned oryx in human care is 15 years.