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Zoo News Archive

Nov. 26, 2012
The Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel—one of the only solar-powered carousels in the world—is now open at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Nov. 19, 2012
Veterinary staff at the Smithsonian's National Zoo humanely euthanized a 19-year-old female Sumatran tiger, Soyono, this morning.
Nov. 19, 2012
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a succulent roasted turkey. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that consumers cook and eat more than 45 million turkeys every Thanksgiving.
Nov. 15, 2012
Longtime
Nov. 14, 2012
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and collaborators have found that the island scrub-jay's population on Santa Cruz Island—its only habitat—is significantly smaller than...
large light display
Nov. 13, 2012
ZooLights—powered by Pepco—at the Smithsonian's National Zoo is wilder than ever this year and a perfect holiday event for everyone in the family! The annual lights festival, hosted by Friends of the...
Nov. 13, 2012
For clouded leopards, home is where the heig
small snake in the palm of a hand
Nov. 08, 2012
The newest additions at the Reptile Discovery Center at the Smithsonian's National Zoo were a surprise even to the keepers: eight tentacled snakes, born Oct.
bear leaning against tree
Nov. 02, 2012
Every year more than 4 million people enjoy the popular Appalachian Trail, which extends from Maine to Georgia and is surrounded by forests as well as agricultural and residential development.
Nov. 02, 2012
Every year more than 4 million people enjoy the popular Appalachian Trail, which extends from Maine to Georgia and is surrounded by forests as well as agricultural and residential development.
Nov. 01, 2012
Hurric
Nov. 01, 2012
By Virginia Carter, SCBI Researcher
Oct. 28, 2012
By Kimberly Terrell, Wildlife Biologist A team of scientists and keepers is traveling all over the eastern United States this year to study a unique and amazing animal: the hellbender.
Oct. 28, 2012
For 9 years we have monitored the small mammals and migratory birds in 12 areas, 6 of which were fenced to exclude deer.
baby dama gazelle
Oct. 26, 2012
Last month, the Smithsonian's National Zoo celebrated the birth of its sprightly male dama gazelle calf, born Sept. 4 to mother Fahima. Five weeks later, three-year-old Zafirah gave birth to a female...
Oct. 26, 2012
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and George Mason University formalized a partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Oct.
Oct. 26, 2012
Media Only: Devin Murphy 202-633-3055 TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Boo at the Zoo Kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 WHAT:Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 25, 2012
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute reproductive biologist Dr. Janine Brown has been named this year's winner of the Morris Animal Foundation's Innovation in Veterinary Medicine Award.
light display at night
Oct. 24, 2012
Come see the Smithsonian's National Zoo in a whole new light during ZooLights—powered by Pepco! Beginning Nov. 23, Friends of the National Zoo invites guests to stroll through the Zoo under the glow...
kitten
Oct. 19, 2012
This holiday season, shop at the Smithsonian's National Zoo for gifts your loved ones will give a hoot, whoop and roar about! Spot a great find for the animal person in your life during your next...
Oct. 18, 2012
Traditionally, biologists have gathered basic inform
Oct. 18, 2012
The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a unique program in terms of its academic offerings and contributions to the field of conservation,...
Oct. 15, 2012
Last week, we bid a bittersweet farewell
Oct. 15, 2012
The cats got a present!