Beginning Jan. 18, 2022, the Zoo is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Select animal buildings remain closed.

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Discovery of the First New Canid Species in Africa

We’re excited to share the discovery of the first new canid species in Africa in 150 years, the African golden wolf....

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Thursday, July 30, 2015