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Great Cats News Archive

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. 01, 2013
In 2008 the Smithsonian, along with the World Bank, the World Wildlife Foundation, t
Feb. 20, 2013
Well the bad news is that Damai was not pregnant as a re
Jan. 15, 2013
Things in the lion house have been fairly quiet this winter.
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!