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Animal News

Jan. 30, 2013
Hana and the cub continue to do well! Keepers are seeing the cub sit up more but it still hasn't tried to climb onto Hana's back.
Jan. 29, 2013
Mei Xiang's den has been transformed for the new breeding season! Observant panda cam viewers have no doubt seen the difference in the configuration of the barred barriers.
Jan. 19, 2013
Time flies: Our sloth bear cub is one month old today! Hana continues to be very attentive to him or her, and keepers are still monitoring the pair closely through their closed-circuit cam.
Jan. 15, 2013
Things in the lion house have been fairly
Jan. 14, 2013
As rapid economic expansion continues to shape the Asian landscape on which many species depend, time is running out for conservationists aiming to save wildlife such as tigers and leopards.
Dec. 21, 2012
Forget two turtle doves—we've got two bearing bears! Our 18-year-old sloth bear Hana gave birth to a single cub around 8:30 a.m. on December 19, 2012—which happens to be her birthday, too!
Dec. 20, 2012
Who is Dr. Don?
Dec. 07, 2012
Let me star
Nov. 15, 2012
Longtime
Nov. 01, 2012
Hurric
Oct. 15, 2012
Last week, we bid a bittersweet farewell
Oct. 15, 2012
The cats got a present!
Sep. 22, 2012
It's hard to believe that another year has passed since the birth of Naba and Shera's cubs, yet here we are planning their second birthday celebration!
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