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.
The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers—three times the current number—if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breedin... read more
As President Barack Obama met with President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China this week, another notable U.S./China meeting took place this morning at the Smithsonian’s National Zoolog... read more
The giant anteater born on Dec. 7 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park is growing quickly and doing well. The male pup, yet to be named, is the third anteater to be born at the Zoo.... read more
As the fate of tigers hangs in the balance, conservationists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and partnering organizations in the Global Tiger Initiative are launching a month-... read more