Small Mammal House News Archive
Sep. 26, 2023
Find out what's next for Hickory's six kits, who were featured on the Black-footed Ferret Cam this summer.
Aug. 28, 2023
With their big ears, wide eyes and furry paws, sand cats may look adorable… but they’re quite tough! Sand cats are the only members of the cat family that live exclusively in desert environments. Get... read more
Aug. 17, 2023
Our newest litter of black-footed ferrets is growing up fast. Find out what it takes to care for two-month-old black-footed ferrets in this Q&A with biologist Adrienne Crosier.
Aug. 17, 2023
After a potentially deadly injury, one endangered wild horse got a new lease on life thanks to the Smithsonian's veterinary team.
Jul. 05, 2023
Viewers of the black-footed ferret cam, take note: these tiny endangered babies have just passed one month old!
Jun. 30, 2023
From sweet snuggles to sassy vocalization and snatching snacks, it’s been a busy June for our growing meerkat pups!
Jun. 07, 2023
Our newest member of the wallaby mob at the Small Mammal House has been named! Meet Winton in this keeper Q&A.
Jun. 02, 2023
Carnivore keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia welcomed a litter of endangered black-footed ferrets last week. One-year-old... read more
May. 24, 2023
For the first time in 16 years, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the birth of three meerkats.
Apr. 17, 2023
There's plenty to see this summer at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Check out five amazing things you won’t want to miss during your next visit.