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Reptile Discovery Center News Archive

Sep. 01, 2013
By Matt Neff, Animal Keeper at the Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center
Oct. 28, 2012
By Kimberly Terrell, Wildlife Biologist A team of scientists and keepers is traveling all over the eastern United States this year to study a unique and amazing animal: the hellbender.
Feb. 01, 2012
By Lauren Augustine, Reptile Discovery Center Keeper at the National Zoo
Feb. 01, 2011
By Barbara Watkins, Reptile Discovery Center Keeper at the National Zoo
Aug. 02, 2010
As frogs around the world continue to disappear—many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians—one critically endangered species has... read more
Aug. 02, 2010
One of Japan's "special natural treasures" is now among the National Zoo's most valued scientific gems, after a voyage that has united two cultures in an international conservation effort.