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VISITORS: Despite the government shutdown, the Zoo is OPEN Sunday, Jan. 21 and Monday, Jan. 22. The Smithsonian can use prior year funds still available to us to do so. We will update our status beyond Monday as soon as we know. 
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Great Cats News Archive

Jan. 14, 2013
As rapid economic expansion continues to shape the Asian landscape on which many species depend, time is running out for conservationists aiming to save wildlife such as tigers and leopards.
Jan. 14, 2013
As rapid economic expansion continues to shape the Asian landscape on which many species depend, time is running out for conservationists aiming to save wildlife such as tigers and leopards.
Jan. 02, 2013
Good news—Kavi and Damai have bred!
Dec. 07, 2012
Let me start by thanking everyone on behalf the staff here at
Nov. 15, 2012
Longtime followers of the tigers here at National Zoo are f
Nov. 01, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has come and gone here and the cats and
Oct. 15, 2012
Last week, we bid a bittersweet farewell to Zuri and Fahari, as they left for their new hom
Oct. 15, 2012
The cats got a present!
Sep. 22, 2012
It's hard to believe that another year has passed since the birth of Naba and Shera's cubs, yet here we are planning their second birthday celebration! Lelie, Zuri, Fahari and John turned two years... read more
Jul. 15, 2012
With the lion cubs second birthdays rapidly approaching, we are starting to receive official recommendations from the African lion Species Survival Plan (SSP) about where the youngsters will start... read more