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May. 06, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
andean bear cub plays, is hanging off branch
Apr. 28, 2015
Our rambunctious 5-month-old Andean bear cub brothers Mayni and Muniri are on exhibit and on the move! Curator Craig Saffoe gives an update on the cubs in the latest Q & A.
Apr. 27, 2015
After carefully monitoring the behavior of both its giant pandas and female Mei Xiang's (may-SHONG) hormones for weeks, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's team of...
Giant panda in yard
Apr. 27, 2015
After carefully monitoring the behavior of both its giant pandas and female Mei Xiang's hormones for weeks, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's team of reproductive...
Apr. 20, 2015
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Apr. 01, 2015
Bao Bao explored her new yard for the very first time this morning! She spent over an hour outside checking out her new digs.
Andean bear mother and cub look together
Mar. 31, 2015
Curious about Andean bear cubs
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.
Mar. 26, 2015
May 10, 2015
Mar. 23, 2015
Our elephant team works hard to ensure that all of our elephants have active social lives—including our young bull Kandula.
Mar. 23, 2015
This update was written by keeper Nicole MacCorkle.
Mar. 06, 2015
This update was written by panda keeper Nicole MacCorkle.
Mar. 03, 2015
This past weekend brought lots of news for giant pandas around the world, and our three bears at the National Zoo.
Feb. 19, 2015
January 24 and March 2 mark our African lion cubs first birthdays! Animal keepers Kristen Clark and Rebecca Stites reveal what's new with the cubs in the latest Q&A!
Feb. 19, 2015
It's hard to believe, but Bao Bao is almost 18 months old! Eighteen months is a big milestone for giant panda cubs because they stop nursing and start living separately from their mothers.
Feb. 11, 2015
The Kori bustard is bird native to the eastern and southern grasslands of Africa. This species weighs in at 40 pounds, making them the world's heaviest flying bird.
Jan. 06, 2015
Today was Bao Bao's first time playing in the snow outside! And she was quite the little snow panda. She spent her morning tumbling down the hill in her yard, climbing and sliding down trees and...
Dec. 30, 2014
Happy birthday to sloth bear cub Remi!
Dec. 17, 2014
Sumatran tiger cubs Bandar and Sukacita are growing up fast and undergoing some big changes at the Great Cats exhibit!
Nov. 25, 2014
This update was written by keeper Nicole MacCorkle.