VISITORS: The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed to keep a quiet area around female giant panda Mei Xiang’s den who is exhibiting signs of pregnancy or pseudopregnancy. Giant pandas Tian Tian and Bei Bei will be viewable in their outdoor yards until 2 p.m. daily. Read the full update here.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's care and study of Asian elephants is making a positive impact on the species. Learn more about endrocrinology, global collaboration and the work of Dr. Janine Brown in this video.