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Small Mammal House News Archive

Przewalski's Horse in Mongolia
Sep. 27, 2016
A conservationist’s work is never done. At least, it doesn’t stop when a species is returned to its native habitat.
Feb. 26, 2016
The Small Mammal House's baby boom got a little bit bigger Feb. 4 with the births of two fennec fox kits! Keepers are hand-raising the kits—one male and one female—who were born to 7-year old mother... read more
Sep. 21, 2015
If you've visited the Small Mammal House recently, you may have noticed that our male sand cat Thor now has a female companion! One-year-old Lulu arrived at the Zoo in May and, after a routine period... read more
Agouti, a small furry mammal
Jul. 14, 2015
Yesterday shortly after 7 p.m., a male agouti escaped from his outdoor enclosure behind the Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Agoutis are large beautiful rodents about the size of... read more
May. 20, 2015
This keeper update was written by Kenton Kerns.
tamandua looking in log
Mar. 30, 2015
What is a tamandua? An arboreal anteater! Biologist Kenton Kerns shares the scoop on the Zoo's new female, Cayenne, in the latest Q&A. Check her out on exhibit in the Small Mammal House.
Sep. 12, 2014
Last week saw a perfect example of how the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute saves species: Staff released black-footed ferrets—once feared to be extinct—into the wild prairie on a ranch... read more