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lion cubs by water
Jan. 09, 2012
A big change is in the wind this winter for the lions at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
The survival of wild tigers hinges on the ability of tiger-range countries and their partners in conservation to stop the biggest threat to tigers: poaching.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
Although giant Pacific octopuses are masters of disguise, the new octopus at the National Zoo revealed its true identity Saturday when a keeper helped it select its name: Pandora.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
David M. Rubenstein donated $4.5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to fund the giant panda program for the next five years.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park will announce a generous gift that funds the giant panda program for five years.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
A member of one of the world's most endangered species—the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)—hatched at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Bird House Dec. 11 at 10:25 a.m. The egg was laid Oct.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
The spotlight of ZooLights fell on the Kids' Farm, sponsored by State Farm®, Sunday at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
Springtime in Australia means balmier weather, but the Great Barrier Reef's future may depend on subzero temperatures.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is thrilled to announce another major grant to help fund the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory (NEHL) at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.... read press release
Dec. 27, 2011
Sans berets, smocks or palettes, the animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are getting their paws dirty with non-toxic, water-based paint and creating one-of-a-kind works of art.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2011
The newest member of the charismatic cephalopod community at the Smithsonian's National Zoo may only be the size of a grapefruit now, but he (or she) has some long arms to grow. On Nov.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2011
Nearly 20 years after the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute became the first to produce an Eld's deer fawn through artificial insemination, SCBI scientists have now contributed to the birt... read press release
Nov. 27, 2011
Instead of hibernating this holiday season, visitors can weather the winter at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. read... read press release
Nov. 27, 2011
WHAT: Washington Capitals Players, Marcus Johansson and Mathieu Perreault, skate with 50 contest winners on Dec. read press release...
Nov. 27, 2011
Sparkling brighter than ever in its fifth straight year at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, ZooLights-- powered by Pepco--remains the only free holiday light show in the Washington-Metro area.... read press release
Nov. 27, 2011
After voting polls closed at noon today, black-footed ferret keepers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., revealed the ferret webcam star’s new name—on the webc... read press release
Oct. 27, 2011
HANOI, Vietnam – Project Predator, an initiative to protect and save the world's last surviving wild tigers was unveiled today at the 80th INTERPOL General Assembly, a gathering of global law enfor... read press release
Oct. 27, 2011
Human history has never seen a more pivotal time for wildlife. read press release
Oct. 27, 2011
Changes in North American ecosystems over the past 150 years have caused coyotes to move from their native habitats in the plains and southwestern deserts of North America to habitats throughout th... read press release