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Jan. 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C.... January 28, 2010—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
Tai Shan (tie-SHON), the National Zoo’s giant panda, will depart for China on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 4. Details will be provided at this press briefing Thursday, Jan.... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian has established a Conservation Biology Institute to serve as an umbrella for its global effort to conserve species and train future generations of conservationists.... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
As the number of Asian and African elephants in the wild continues to dwindle, a key to bolstering their survival could be contained within their DNA, according to researchers at the Smithsonian’... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
The National Zoo lost its senior female lion, Lusaka, last evening. A final pathology report will provide more information, but her health had been in decline for several months.... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian's National Zoo's giant panda mating season began earlier than expected again this year. read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
A story of creation is unfolding in the Amazonia exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and it involves a mammoth amount of attention and loving care by one of the Amazon’s smallest amphibians.... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
Why hibernate this winter when you can take your family for a walk on the wild side? Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) proudly presents Wild Side Stage—a brand new educational performance series for... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
Looking for the “wildest” way to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank? Attend the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s second annual Woo at the Zoo on Friday, Feb. 12, from 6:00–10:00 p.m.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2009
The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation (PARC) Project announced today that some of the frogs collected in their inaugural expedition in November were already affected by amphibian chytrid... read press release
Dec. 27, 2009
Dennis W. Kelly has been named director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., effective February 15, 2010. read press release
Dec. 27, 2009
Sales of organic, shade-grown coffee grown to the Bird Friendly standards of the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center rose to nearly $3.5 million in 2008.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2009
Tai Shan (tie-SHON), the first surviving giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, will be sent to the People’s Republic of China in early 2010, as stipulated in the agreement betw... read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
This winter, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) will present Wild Side Stage, a new performance series for children. Families are invited for shows by acclaimed, award-winning musicians, dancers,... read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
Two adult arapaima fish have died in the Amazonia exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The first fish died Thursday, November 19, and a second fish was found dead Friday, November 27.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
Most countries throughout the world participate in the $40-million-per-year culinary trade of frog legs in some way, with 75 percent of frog legs consumed in France, Belgium, and the United State... read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
A wild white-tailed deer jumped into a lion exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8. read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
Just in time for mailing holiday greeting cards, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo launches a series of customized conservation stamps featuring seven Zoo animals: the giant panda, Asian elephant,... read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
Merlin, the National Zoo’s senior male sloth bear, died this morning after a 48-hour illness. On Monday morning, Nov. 2, he underwent a routine physical examination.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2009
Tickets are now on sale for ZooLights, the National Zoo’s 3rd annual winter celebration, featuring sculptures of the Zoo’s animals in LED lights.... read press release