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Jul. 08, 2013
WHAT: Red panda Rusty—who temporarily left his enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo June 24, 2013—will return to his exhibit tomorrow. ... read more
Jun. 28, 2013
Red panda, Rusty, continues to do well and Zoo veterinarians have confirmed that he is in good health following his rabies booster vaccination.... read more
Asian Elephant Bozie Debuts at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
Jun. 27, 2013
Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, made her debut in the Elephant Community Center today. She arrived at the Zoo on May 22 and spent 30 days in quarantine per standard procedure.... read more
Jun. 26, 2013
The popular Pizza Playground at the Smithsonian's National Zoo has a new recipe thanks to a $110,000 donation from Ledo Pizza and donations from Friends of the National Zoo.... read more
Two clouded leopard cubs
Jun. 21, 2013
The onset of summer for animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., means patiently awaiting endangered-animal births, hand-raising youngsters and sayin... read more
mom and cub
Jun. 20, 2013
The daring and adventurous sloth bear cub, Hank, made his public debut at the Smithsonian's National Zoo today. He is the first sloth bear born at the Zoo in seven years. Born Dec.... read more
Jun. 19, 2013
The hottest tickets in town are to see cold-blooded animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Tickets are on sale for exclusive tours of the Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center.... read more
Jun. 18, 2013
WHAT: Sloth bear cub, Hank, will make his media and public debut in his yard with mother Hana.WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m.... read more
Photo of participants at Brew at the Zoo.
Jun. 14, 2013
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Brew at the Zoo event, held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. read more
Asian Elephant Bozie Arrives at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
May. 22, 2013
Animal care staff at the National Zoo welcomed a new resident to Elephant Trails May 22--Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant. She arrived safely at approximately 3:30 p.m.... read more
keeper and seal
May. 17, 2013
At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, the seals of American Trail are ready to splash down and make their big debut! read more
Andean bear cubs play on fallen trees in their exhibit at the National Zoo.
May. 07, 2013
The Andean Bear exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo will be double the fun when twin cubs make their debut Saturday, May 11.... read more
elephant with outstretched trunk
May. 03, 2013
The National Zoo will soon welcome Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, into the Zoo's existing herd. She will be on loan from the Baton Rouge Zoo.... read more
cubs on floor
May. 03, 2013
WHAT:Twin Andean bear cubs, Curt and Nicole, will make their media debut in their yard with their mother Billie Jean; their public debut is Saturday, May 11  ... read more
bear cub climbing branch
May. 01, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is inviting its Facebook fans to name one of Asia Trails' most adventurous and charismatic critters: a sloth bear cub.... read more
cat face
Apr. 26, 2013
A 7-year-old sand cat named Thor is the newest addition to the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Small Mammal House exhibit. read more
Apr. 10, 2013
Baby marmoset monkeys that began eating solid food earlier than their peers were significantly more likely to be obese at one year of age, scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Cente... read more
long-armed gibbon pulling rope
Apr. 09, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Zoo is mourning the loss of its elderly white-cheeked gibbon, a female named Mae, who died April 8. read more
panda in its yard
Apr. 01, 2013
Reproductive scientists and veterinarians from the Smithsonian's National Zoo, alongside Tang Chunxiang, the assistant director and chief veterinarian of the China Conservatio... read more
Mar. 30, 2013
Spring has sprung and the giant pandas are breeding again at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. read more