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keeper and seal
May. 17, 2013
At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, the seals of American Trail are ready to splash down and make their big debut! read press release
Andean bear cubs play on fallen trees in their exhibit at the National Zoo.
May. 07, 2013
The Andean Bear exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo will be double the fun when twin cubs make their debut Saturday, May 11.... read press release
elephant with outstretched trunk
May. 03, 2013
The National Zoo will soon welcome Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, into the Zoo's existing herd. She will be on loan from the Baton Rouge Zoo.... read press release
cubs on floor
May. 03, 2013
WHAT:Twin Andean bear cubs, Curt and Nicole, will make their media debut in their yard with their mother Billie Jean; their public debut is Saturday, May 11  ... read press release
bear cub climbing branch
May. 01, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is inviting its Facebook fans to name one of Asia Trails' most adventurous and charismatic critters: a sloth bear cub.... read press release
cat face
Apr. 26, 2013
A 7-year-old sand cat named Thor is the newest addition to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Small Mammal House exhibit. read press release
Apr. 10, 2013
Baby marmoset monkeys that began eating solid food earlier than their peers were significantly more likely to be obese at one year of age, scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Cente... read press release
long-armed gibbon pulling rope
Apr. 09, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is mourning the loss of its elderly white-cheeked gibbon, a female named Mae, who died April 8. read press... read press release
panda in its yard
Apr. 01, 2013
Reproductive scientists and veterinarians from the Smithsonian's National Zoo, alongside Tang Chunxiang, the assistant director and chief veterinarian of the China Conservatio... read press release
Mar. 30, 2013
Spring has sprung and the giant pandas are breeding again at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. read press release
cub in the hand
Mar. 29, 2013
The clouded leopard cubs born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., Feb. 6, are healthy and growing.... read press release
sloth bear cub upright
Mar. 26, 2013
Asia Trail Curator Tony Barthel and keeper staff at the Smithsonian's National Zoo have determined the sex of a 3-month-old sloth bear cub: it's a boy!... read press release
tiny frog dwarfed by quarter
Mar. 22, 2013
The limosa harlequin frog (Atelopus limosus), an endangered species native to Panama, now has a new lease on life.... read press release
elephant inside
Mar. 21, 2013
The commitment at the National Zoo to save Asian elephants from extinction and ensure a future for this endangered species spans more than 50 years.... read press release
Mar. 19, 2013
Have You HERD? Media Open House at the National Zoo's New Elephant Community Center read press release
Mar. 12, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old female maned wolf named Diamantina, who died March 8. read press... read press release
Feb. 26, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Washingtonian magazine are asking kids for help in welcoming the Zoo's elephants to their new Elephant Community Center.... read press release
black and white bear cub being examined
Feb. 20, 2013
The eight-week-old Andean bear cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's received a clean bill of health today from the Zoo veterinarians.... read press release
Feb. 13, 2013
Are bird bills simply for eating or do they play a role in mating? read press release
Feb. 01, 2013
This Valentine's Day, the Smithsonian's National Zoo is offering valentines a unique way to show their love for their family and friends.... read press release