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Jul. 15, 2012
With the lion cubs second birthdays rapidly approaching, we are starting to receive official recommendations from the African lion Species Survival Plan (SSP) about where the youngsters will start...
Jun. 01, 2012
First of all, here is a Guntur
May. 12, 2012
A family group of Asian small-clawed otters arrived at the Smithsonian's National Zoo this spring!
May. 11, 2012
As new development projects take over pristine wilderness, national parks provide some of the last safe havens for wildlife.
May. 02, 2012
When the elephant keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo hear the sound of a harmonica, it is not the radio they have left on.
May. 01, 2012
Hi, my name is Marie Galloway. I am the elephant manager here at National Zoo. Those of you that have been following our website for a long time might remember me from the "Moving In" blog.
May. 01, 2012
The new exhibit at Small Mammal House uses radiographs and artifacts to explain the relationship between body structure and behavior of animals. Visitors will see some interesting X-rays and learn...
Apr. 15, 2012
Guntur is officially the newest resident o
Feb. 28, 2012
Lion separations have been going smooth
Feb. 01, 2012
Everything went very smoothly with Guntur's move to Japan. He went right into his crate without any hesitation and seemed quite comfortable there.
Jan. 15, 2012
Ever since the lion cubs celebrated thei
Feb. 01, 2011
The National Zoo has welcomed a new addition to Asia Trail. Lek, a one-year-old male fishing cat from the Cincinnati Zoo, arrived in December 2010 and is now in his exhibit.
Feb. 01, 2010
A clouded leopard at the National Zoo's campus in Front Royal, Virginia, gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs on Valentine's Day—February 14.
Mar. 01, 2009
An endangered clouded leopard at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Virginia, gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs early in the morning on...