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Zoo News Archive

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...
ferret whispering in another ferret's ear
Feb. 01, 2012
Experts at the Smithsonian's National Zoo have proof that romance is not only for the warm and fuzzy; friskiness is a trait all animals share-be they furry, feathered or finned.
Feb. 01, 2012
By Lauren Augustine, Reptile Dis
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.
four dark pups resting on straw
Jan. 31, 2012
Although 2012 has only just begun, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., already has something to celebrate in the new year: the birth of four maned wolf pups Jan. 5.
Jan. 30, 2012
A fundamental change in the conservation strategy to save wild tigers may save them from extinction.
naked mole rats and valentine
Jan. 17, 2012
Wooing is an art form whether you're human or animal. Take a walk on the wild side and learn about romance in the animal kingdom at Woo at the Zoo on Feb. 11, at the National Zoo. Think love has to...
Jan. 15, 2012
Ever since the lion cubs celebrated thei
lion cubs by water
Jan. 09, 2012
A big change is in the wind this winter for the lions at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Jan. 01, 2012
By Erin Stromberg, Great Ape Keeper at the National Zoo
Dec. 27, 2011
Sans berets, smocks or palettes, the animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are getting their paws dirty with non-toxic, water-based paint and creating one-of-a-kind works of art.
Dec. 27, 2011
The survival of wild tigers hinges on the ability of tiger-range countries and their partners in conservation to stop the biggest threat to tigers: poaching.
Dec. 27, 2011
Although giant Pacific octopuses are masters of disguise, the new octopus at the National Zoo revealed its true identity Saturday when a keeper helped it select its name: Pandora.
Dec. 27, 2011
David M. Rubenstein donated $4.5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to fund the giant panda program for the next five years.
Dec. 27, 2011
The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park will announce a generous gift that funds the giant panda program for five years.
Dec. 27, 2011
A member of one of the world's most endangered species—the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)—hatched at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Bird House Dec. 11 at 10:25 a.m. The egg was laid Oct.
Dec. 27, 2011
The spotlight of ZooLights fell on the Kids' Farm, sponsored by State Farm®, Sunday at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Dec. 27, 2011
Springtime in Australia means balmier weather, but the Great Barrier Reef's future may depend on subzero temperatures.
Dec. 27, 2011
The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is thrilled to announce another major grant to help fund the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory (NEHL) at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Dec. 01, 2011
Imagine measuring the tail of a squirmy, inch-long tadpole. Now imagine doing that where the air is thin enough to make you dizzy, a hail storm is about to start and you just spent 45 minutes up to...