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Zoo News Archive

two oryx
Apr. 18, 2012
Visitors strolling through the Smithsonian's National Zoo one of these beautiful spring days will see a variety of baby animals, some new faces and enjoy an entirely new food experience.
Apr. 15, 2012
Guntur is officially the newest resident o
Apr. 13, 2012
Birds provide one of the most common ways to encounter nature in cities, but few people wonder how their actions affect birds looking for love.
Apr. 06, 2012
Many factors affect the future of forests, making it complicated to develop predictions about where they will disappear and where they will flourish, what types of trees they will include and how...
panda eating bamboo
Apr. 04, 2012
Two new research papers by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and partners will help conservation biologists make strides in saving the fewer than 1,600 giant pandas left in the...
mom and baby monkey
Apr. 02, 2012
Spring is in full swing at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, and the Small Mammal House—which celebrated the birth of a black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) March 22—is no exception.
National Zoo Gorillas are the First to Participate in Heart Disease Study
Mar. 29, 2012
The same device used to detect early warning signs of heart disease in humans will now benefit two male sub-adult gorillas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Mar. 22, 2012
Part of the mission of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., is to provide exciting and enriching experiences for approximately 2 million annual local, national and...
oryx walking
Mar. 22, 2012
The National Zoo's 21-year-old female scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), Liberty, was euthanized this morning.
On St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 16, 2012
With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, animals--and their keepers--at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Cheetah Conservation Station got into the holiday spirit.
rail and chick
Mar. 15, 2012
As Washington, D.C's unseasonably warm winter turns into spring, a baby boom is underway at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
small burgers
Mar. 15, 2012
Tickets are now on sale for ZooFari—D.C.'s foodie event of the year that drives diners wild. Food aficionados are invited to unleash their taste buds and sample delicious dishes from the...
Mar. 07, 2012
Scientists working to promote conservation
Feb. 28, 2012
Lion separations have been going smooth
small brown kiwi
Feb. 23, 2012
The third female brown kiwi that hatched at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Dec. 11 has a new moniker: Omana (pronounced oh-MAH-nah).
Feb. 21, 2012
It's easy to feel small in the face of large environmental problems like oil spills or air and water pollution, but kids can make a big difference. How? By entering Project Blue Planet, a nationwide...
Photo of a maned wolf pup.
Feb. 17, 2012
The four maned wolf pups born Jan. 5 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., received their first vaccinations Thursday during a routine medical exam.
small monkey with prominent tufts on its ears
Feb. 14, 2012
Childhood obesity is a serious concern, with more than 18 percent of American 4-year-olds considered obese.
tortoise eating heart-shaped food
Feb. 10, 2012
Where is the love this Valentine's Day? At the Smithsonian's National Zoo! Cuban crocodiles and giant Aldabra tortoises at the Reptile Discovery Center feasted on heart-shaped treats prepared by the...
spiny critters
Feb. 09, 2012
Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Women in laboratory
Feb. 08, 2012
Roche and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, DC announced today a collaboration agreement to use Roche's GS Junior benchtop sequencing system for research in SCBI's Center...
Feb. 01, 2012
By Lauren Augustine, Reptile Dis