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Great Cats News Archive

Sep. 07, 2013
The tiger cubs continue to thrive and are steadily gaining weight. Their coordination is improving as well, and they are exploring all five of the rooms that are available to them.
Sep. 05, 2013
The tiger cubs are one month old today. And Damai has moved them back into a den on the tiger cam!
Aug. 26, 2013
Our tiger cubs are 3 weeks old, and this morning they got their first veterinary exam—and passed with roaring colors. Veterinarians determined that the 2 cubs are a male and a female. The male cub... read more
Aug. 24, 2013
Look at these pictures of the cubs the keepers got this week. The keepers can already tell which markings they'll use to tell the cubs apart.Can you find one or two distinctive markings to... read more
Aug. 15, 2013
While Damai was enjoying a break from the cubs this morning, our keepers were
Aug. 08, 2013
Damai came out of her den on Tuesday while keepers were in the Great Cats building, which is a good sign! That means she is comfortable with the keepers being near her cubbing den. While she was out... read more
Jun. 13, 2013
This spring has been quiet at the Great Cats unit, now tha
Apr. 22, 2013
On Earth Day 2014, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute launched the "Endangered Song Project," an analog-meets-digital outreach campaign that asked 400 participants to... read more
Mar. 14, 2013
By Budhan Pukazhenthi, SCBI Scientist
Mar. 04, 2013