Share this page:

Press Releases

Apr. 27, 2010
As a disease known as amphibian chytrid fungus continues to wipe out amphibian species worldwide, frogs in Panama are finding a safe haven in a seemingly unlikely spot—between the metal walls of... read press release
Apr. 27, 2010
Two weeks and 7,050 votes after the Smithsonian’s National Zoo opened the online polls to the public to name its new giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), one choice has emerged... read press release
Apr. 27, 2010
Following a final ultrasound and hormone analysis, staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo confirmed late yesterday (Tuesday, April 27) that female giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) is not preg... read press release
Apr. 27, 2010
Scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo detected a secondary rise in urinary progestagen levels in the Zoo’s female giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) March 30.... read press release
Mar. 27, 2010
One of the world’s most endangered species—a brown kiwi Apteryx mantelli—hatched at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Bird House, early Tuesday morning, March 30.... read press release
Mar. 27, 2010
It is a natural explorer in the wild and seems to have an impressive memory. It has eight arms, no spine and its very own Web cam.... read press release
Mar. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s rare male clouded leopards Ta Moon (“mischievous child”) and Sa Ming (“brave warrior”) are one year old today!... read press release
Mar. 27, 2010
The ensemble of animal noises at the National Zoo will hopefully include the tiny roar of lion cubs this spring. read... read press release
Mar. 27, 2010
Organized by Friends of the National Zoo, the Science Fair is part of the Zoo’s ongoing commitment to education. read press release
Mar. 27, 2010
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo will continue a Washington tradition that spans more than 100 years by hosting “Easter Monday: An African American Family Tradition”... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
At a mere three pounds, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s new giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) doesn’t appear to have earned its name.... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
Understanding how to save an animal species from dying out may depend, in part, on understanding the many unique processes that lead to birth.... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
On February 22, Kigali—the National Zoo’s 15-year-old female western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)—successfully underwent dental surgery for a fractured tooth.... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
A clouded leopard at the Smithsonian's National Zoo’s campus in Front Royal, Va., gave birth to a genetically valuable litter of two cubs on Valentine’s Day—Sunday, Feb. 14.... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
Love is in the air at the Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo this Valentine’s Day weekend. read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
Tai Shan, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo's beloved 4 ½-year-old giant panda, has arrived safely to his new home at Wolong’s Bifengxia Base in Ya’an, Sichuan.... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
Tai Shan (tie-SHON), one of the National Zoo’s giant pandas, officially began his journey to China early this morning, leaving the Zoo at 9:04 a.m.... read press release
Feb. 27, 2010
Last November, the National Zoo accepted 40 endangered Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) to establish a security population and scientifically develop husband... read press release
Jan. 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C.... January 28, 2010—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. read press release