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Zoo News Archive

Jan. 02, 2013
If you have visited the Cheetah Conservation Station at the Smithsonian's National Zoo lately, you may have noticed new red river hog or sitatunga, and wondered: what are they? All your questions...
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
Check out these reindeer facts from Don Moore, an animal behaviorist, wildlife biologist and educator with the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
bear cubs in den
Dec. 13, 2012
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating the birth of two Andean bear cubs born overnight to 6-year-old Billie Jean. The first cub was born around 12:01 a.m. and the second at 2:02 a.m.
Relocating Elephants Fails to Decrease Human?ÑÐWildlife Conflict
Dec. 10, 2012
Human—elephant conflict in Sri Lanka kills more than 70 humans and 200 Asian elephants every year. One of the most common tools in combating these conflicts is moving the elephants into ranges away...
Dec. 07, 2012
Let me star
ultrasound display
Dec. 07, 2012
As the world celebrated the pregnancy news from Buckingham Palace earlier in the week, staff at the Smithsonian's National Zoo were making preparations for their own highly anticipated birth: Andean...
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
For 9 years we have monitored the small mammals and migratory birds in 12 areas, 6 of which were fenced to exclude deer.
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.