Visitors Arriving Via Metro: Due to track maintenance, the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park metro stations (those closest to the Zoo) will be closed for the remaining Saturdays and Sundays in May. A FREE shuttle bus will operate between the Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations, making intermediate stops in front of the Zoo and at the closed stations. Find more information about getting to the Zoo on the Parking and Directions page.
As frogs around the world continue to disappear—many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians—one critically endangered species has... read more
For the past three months, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has delighted animal lovers around the world with its lion cub cam, featuring the Zoo’s seven young African lion cubs. Now it is the viewers... read more
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s endocrinology laboratory is set to play a vital role in what will be the most comprehensive and collaborative study on elephant welfare in zoos—a... read more
Although the magnificent frigatebird may be the least likely animal on the Galapagos Islands to be unique to the area, it turns out the Galapagos population of this tropical seabird may be its o... read more
The birth of three more lion cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo this morning has contributed to the growth of the Zoo’s lion pride over the past three weeks and has brought the total number o... read more
It’s that time of year again. In fact, the only time of year when the gates to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, open to the public. During the Autumn... read more
A Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center review of more than 50 studies in regions ranging from Central and South America to Indonesia over the past 15 years demonstrates that shade-grown coffee farms far... read more