Animal Care News
Smithsonian's National Zoo Animals Weather Sandy
November 1, 2012
All the animals are safe and healthy! Zoo staff worked late into the cold, dark night and cleverly repurposed Boo at the Zoo decorations to prepare the Zoo for Sandy's ravages.
Twin Fishing Cats Born at the National Zoo—a First
June 13, 2012
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is closer to cracking the code for breeding one of Asia's most elusive species with the birth of two fishing cats (Prionailurus viverrinus). Seven-year-old Electra delivered the kittens between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 18 in an off-exhibit den. Their birth marks an important milestone: this is the first time fishing cats have successfully bred and produced young at the National Zoo.
Adorable Maned Wolf Pups Get a Medical Exam
February 17, 2012
The four maned wolf pups born Jan. 5 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., received their first vaccinations Thursday during a routine medical exam.