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VISITORS: The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is temporarily closed. Giant pandas will still be viewable in their outdoor yards.
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Press Releases

Mar. 27, 2009
An endangered clouded leopard at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Va., gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs on Tuesday, Mar... read more
Mar. 27, 2009
Toast wildlife conservation at The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s annual wine-tasting event, “Grapes With the Apes,” April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.... read more
Mar. 27, 2009
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a giant anteater born yesterday, March 12, in an indoor enclosure. read more
Feb. 27, 2009
Billie Jean, a three-year-old female spectacled bear, made her debut at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. read more
Feb. 27, 2009
A six-month-old, male Przewalski’s horse died at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Va. Friday, Jan. 30, due to a fractured neck.... read more
Jan. 27, 2009
Looking for the wildest way to celebrate Valentine's Day without breaking the bank? read more
Jan. 27, 2009
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is experiencing a critical and unexpected shortage of its bamboo supply and is reaching out to local landowners and farmers who have bamboo and will allow the Zoo to... read more
Jan. 27, 2009
Yesterday, a baby western lowland gorilla was born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Staff estimate the baby was born at approximately 1:45 p.m. read more...
Jan. 27, 2009
If you have ever tried to capture a picture-perfect image of the National Zoo’s giant pandas or wondered how the Zoo’s photographers snap beguiling photos of animals as diverse as elephants and n... read more
Jan. 27, 2009
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has appointed Joseph M. Sacco associate director for education, effective Jan. 5, 2009.... read more
Jan. 27, 2009
The 2009 giant panda mating season began Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. read more