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Sep. 27, 2011
Pierre Comizzoli, a gamete biologist at SCBI’s Center for Species Survival received one of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.... read press release
Sep. 27, 2011
Thunder, lightning and strong winds greeted the National Zoo’s two female red panda cubs when they were born June 17, and that stormy night has now determined their names.... read press release
Sep. 27, 2011
Smithsonian’s National Zoo Director Dennis W. Kelly has been elected to serve on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Board of Directors.... read press release
Sep. 27, 2011
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Communications Team won the prestigious PR News Platinum Award! read press release
Sep. 27, 2011
The lion cubs—John, Fahari, Zuri, Lelie, Baruti, Aslan and Lusaka—will receive wrapped presents containing individual-sized “bloodcicles” (frozen treats composed of blood and bones).... read press release
Sep. 27, 2011
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo cares for some of the rarest species on earth, including the Micronesian kingfisher (Todiramphus c.... read press release
Sep. 27, 2011
The lion cubs—John, Fahari, Zuri, Lelie, Baruti, Aslan and Lusaka—will receive wrapped presents containing individual-sized “bloodcicles” (frozen treats composed of blood and bones).... read press release
Aug. 27, 2011
For the first time in decades, researchers have found a new bird species in the United States. read... read press release
Aug. 27, 2011
The vibrations from yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake were keenly felt at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park; all animals, staff and visitors were safe and no injuries were reported.... read press release
Aug. 27, 2011
On August 18, PLoS ONE published a significant paper about elephant cognition in which the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s now 9-year-old elephant, Kandula, showed unparalleled problem-solving skill... read press release
Aug. 27, 2011
A genetic study focusing on the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) recently turned up surprising results for scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute an... read press release
Aug. 27, 2011
Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have discovered why older female cheetahs are rarely able to reproduce—and hope to use this information to introduce vital new genes... read press release
Aug. 27, 2011
The National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Coordination Network for Haemosporidia of Terrestrial Vertebrates will hold a three-day meeting starting this Friday, August 5 to address vario... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
Two red panda (Ailurus fulgens) cubs born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on June 17 received a clean bill of health during their first veterinary exam yesterday.... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
The warm weather that heralds the onset of summer brought with it a baby boom at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginiaa.... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
Two red panda cubs were born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and two additional cubs were born at the Zoo’s facility in Front Royal, Va., bringing the total to four in 201... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
Birds use their bills largely to forage and eat, and these behaviors strongly influence the shape and size of a bird’s bill.... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
A generous $1.4 million gift from State Farm Insurance to the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park guarantees that the Kids’ Farm exhibit will remain open for the next five years.... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
Lesli A. Creedon has been named chief advancement officer at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., effective July 18.... read press release
Jul. 27, 2011
The five cheetah cubs born May 28 at the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., are healthy and thriving, veterinarians reported after the cubs’ first exam... read press release